David Robertson

David Robertson #30

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/195
  • Age: 30


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David Robertson Stats

6-5 3.41 63.1 86 0.93

David Robertson MLB Career Stats

31-24 2.90 456.2 610 1.18

David Robertson Bio

  • Full Name: David Alan Robertson
  • Born: 4/9/1985 in Birmingham, AL
  • Draft: 2006, New York Yankees, 17th rd. (524th overall)
  • College: Alabama
  • Debut: June 29, 2008
  • Relationship(s): brother of Connor Robertson
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2015 Stats 6 5 3.41 60 0 34 63.1 86 0.93
MLB Career Stats 31 24 2.90 462 0 81 456.2 610 1.18
  • Status: Active

David Robertson Cutter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 White Sox AL 463 Cutter 91.97 93.00 2457.07 6.73 91.00
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.05 88.00 2128.90 5.96 87.00


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September 6, 2015 at 9:02 PM ET

Robertson's streak intact with perfect ninth

David Robertson had no problem talking about the up-and-down, streaky nature of the 2015 White Sox after they won their fourth straight game Sunday and third in a row during a road sweep of the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

August 23, 2015 at 1:26 AM ET

Robertson slams door for 25th save

White Sox closer David Robertson captured his 25th save after firing a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout against the Mariners on Saturday night.


David Robertson Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2009 NY Yankees AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 NY Yankees AL

Setup Man of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2011 NY Yankees AL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Charleston SAL

David Robertson Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2013 3 23rd in AL
2014 39 3rd in AL
2015 34 6th in AL


Season G Rank
2010 64 20th in AL
2011 70 5th in AL
2013 70 16th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2010 14 22nd in AL
2011 34 1st in AL
2012 30 3rd in AL
2013 33 2nd in AL

David Robertson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 10, 2014 Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP David Robertson.
October 30, 2014 RHP David Robertson elected free agency.
April 22, 2014 New York Yankees activated RHP David Robertson from the 15-day disabled list.
April 8, 2014 New York Yankees placed RHP David Robertson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 7, 2014. Left groin strain
June 14, 2012 New York Yankees activated RHP David Robertson from the 15-day disabled list.
June 10, 2012 sent RHP David Robertson on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
May 15, 2012 New York Yankees placed RHP David Robertson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 12, 2012. Left oblique strain.
May 26, 2009 New York Yankees recalled RHP David Robertson from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
May 9, 2009 New York Yankees optioned David Robertson to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 25, 2009 New York Yankees recalled David Robertson from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 17, 2009 New York Yankees optioned David Robertson to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 16, 2009 New York Yankees recalled David Robertson from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

David Alan Robertson Bio Info

Full name is David Alan Robertson… married Erin in January 2009 and the couple has a son, Luke Joseph (born 8/27/12)… older brother, Connor, was drafted by Oakland in 2004... Drafted by the Yankees out of the University of Alabama… ranks among all-time school career leaders in strikeouts, appearances and saves… was named to the 2005 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team as well as the 2005 Freshman All-SEC team as selected by the league's head coaches… was named a freshman All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Magazine… was also a Freshman All-SEC selection by SEBaseball.com and a Third-Team All-SEC pick by SEBaseball.com after leading the team in games (32) wins (seven), ERA (2.92) and saves (eight) and setting the single-season rookie record for most strikeouts (105)… also led the SEC in lowest opponents average (.105)… became the fifth former Alabama player to appear for the Yankees, joining Joe Sewell, Ken Sears, Butch Hobson and Andy Phillips... Is a 2004 graduate of Paul W. Bryant High School, where he played baseball and led the Stampede to the Class 6A state playoffs in the school's first year of existence... Was named the 2013 winner of the "Ben Epstein - Dan Castellano 'Good Guy'" Award by members of the New York chapter of the BBWAA… received his award at the annual writers dinner on 1/25/14 in Manhattan... Visited his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala., following the April 2011 tornadoes that ravaged the area… he and his wife, Erin, established the David and Erin Robertson Foundation in 2011 to raise funds to donate to the relief efforts in his hometown (www.highsocksforhope.com)… also made donations in the areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and outfitted homes in Oklahoma and Texas for families whose homes were destroyed following devastating tornadoes in 2013… teamed up with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Bain Capital and College Hunks Hauling Junk on 12/21/13 to help furnish the newly-repaired houses of 21 families on Staten Island who were forced out of their homes due to damage from Hurricane Sandy… has also donated $100 for every strikeout he has recorded since 2011 to the foundation… honored as the 2011 Joan Payson Award for Community Service recipient, presented by the New York Chapter of the BBWAA... Was named the Yankees' 2013 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement… was nominated in recognition of his work with High Socks for Hope, which has extended its reach to lend support to charities and organizations helping those affected by natural disasters and to provide humanitarian services to individuals in need... Participated in a Power of 2 Challenge against Boston's Ryan Dempster in August 2013 in which fans competed to see which foundation could raise more money-Robertson's "High Socks for Hope" or Dempster's "Dempster Family Foundation"… "High Socks for Hope" won the challenge after collecting nearly $14,000 in donations, with the pitchers combining to raise over $27,000 for their respective charities… was a finalist in the 2013 All-Star Final Vote for the final roster spot on the AL All-Star squad... Appeared at local Bronx schools during the 2010 season, reading to school kids with the "Story Pirates."... Received the 2011 Golden Hammer Award from Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa for his charitable efforts in the city... Took part in the 2013 Buckmaster Life Hunt along with the Braves' Craig Kimbrel, going on a three-day hunt with disabled children and wounded soldiers.


Went 4-5 with a 3.08 ERA (22 ER/64.1 IP), 39 saves and 96 strikeouts in 63 relief appearances with the Yankees...Ranked third among American League relievers in saves, fourth in games finished (55) and fifth in strikeouts, strikeouts per 9.0 IP (13.43) and save percentage (88.6, 39-44)...Limited opponents to a .192 (45-234) average … lefties hit .157 (20-127) with one home run, with right-handers at .234 (25-107) with six home runs...Became the sixth pitcher in Yankees history to reach 35 saves in a season, joining Mariano Rivera (12 times), Dave Righetti (twice), Sparky Lyle (once), John Wetteland (once) and Rafael Soriano (once)...Averaged 14.22 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (89 SO/56.1 IP) over his final 55 appearances of the season...Became the fourth Yankee with at least 23 saves prior to the All-Star break (since 1969), joining Rivera (seven times), Wetteland (once) and Lyle (once)...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 4/7-22 with a left groin strain...Recorded four-out saves in back-to-back opportunities on 5/15 at the Mets and 5/18-1 vs. Pittsburgh...Suffered his first loss and blown save of the season on 5/23 at the White Sox, allowing a game-ending, two-run homer to Adam Dunn in the ninth inning...Had converted his first nine save opportunities of the season...Allowed a career-high-tying five earned runs on 6/1 vs. Minnesota for his second blown save and loss...Did not allow a home run over a 27-game stretch from 6/3- 8/17...Converted 22 straight save opportunities from 6/5-8/23, the third-longest such streak in the majors in 2014 behind Craig Kimbrel (26) and Huston Street (23)...Earned his first win of the season on 7/20 vs. Cincinnati...Did not pitch over an eight-day stretch (from 8/8-15) and made just one appearance from 8/5-15 after appearing in three straight games from 8/2-4...Made his third appearance in as many games on 8/19 vs. Houston, allowing a go-ahead, three-run homer to Chris Carter in the ninth...Had not allowed a home run in his last 27 games from 6/3-8/17...Recorded his 500th career strikeout (Tyler Flowers) on 8/22 vs. the White Sox … became the fastest pitcher in Yankees history (376.2 IP) to reach 500 strikeouts, breaking the mark of 486.1 IP set by David Cone...Made his third appearance in as many days on 8/24 vs. the White Sox, allowing a game-tying solo home run to Avisail Garcia in the ninth for his third blown save...Recorded his 45th career save on 9/17 at Tampa Bay, moving past Rafael Soriano (44) into 10th place on the Yankees all-time list...Made his 400th career appearance on 9/23 vs. Baltimore...Suffered his fifth blown save on 9/25 vs. Baltimore after allowing three runs (two home runs) in the ninth inning...Recorded the win after Derek Jeter hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the inning in his final career game at Yankee Stadium.



Went 5-1 with a 2.04 ERA (329.0IP, 101ER) and three saves in 70 relief appearances with the Yankees… opponents batted .213 (51-for-239, 5HR); LH .175 (22-for-126, 1HR), RH .257 (29-for-113, 4HR)… retired 54-of-70 first batters faced (77.1%)… allowed 6-of-12 (50%) inherited runners to score... Made his fourth career Opening Day roster (2010-13)... Held opponents scoreless over a 21-outing span from 6/19-8/9 (20.1IP, 12H, 4BB, 22K)… the 20.1-inning scoreless stretch was his single-season career high (credit: Elias)… allowed just 1ER over a 29-appearance stretch from 6/19-8/30 (29.1IP)... Made his 300th career appearance in 6/19 Game 1 win vs. the Dodgers (0.2IP, 2BB)... Earned his first save of the season in 8/12 win vs. Los Angeles-AL, stranding the bases loaded (0.2IP, 1H, 2BB/1IBB, 2K)… was his first save since 9/20/12 vs. Toronto… allowed a Josh Hamilton double to snap an 0-for-23 stretch by opponents with runners on base... Allowed a two-run single to Josh Phegley with the bases loaded in the eighth inning of 9/4 win vs. Chicago-AL… had retired each of his previous 25 batters faced with the bases loaded dating back to 4/19/11... Missed five games (9/6-10) with right shoulder tendinitis... Was 1-0 in nine spring training relief outings, tossing 8.1 scoreless innings (6H, 3BB, 9K).

2012 Was 2-7 with two saves and a 2.67 ERA (60.2 IP, 18 ER) in 65 relief appearances...allowed just seven of his 22 inherited runners to score, retiring his first batter faced on 50 occasions...opponents combined to hit .229 (52-for-227) with 15 extra-base hits (8 doubles, 2 triples, 5 HR) and 24 RBIs...Opponents batted .229 (52-for-227, 5 HR); LH .208 (25-for-120, 1 HR), RH .252 (27-for-107, 4 HR)...His seven losses were the most by a Yankees reliever since Jeff Nelson went 3-7 in 1997...Made his third career Opening Day roster...Did not allow a run in his first 13 appearances of the season from 4/6-5/8 (13.0 IP, 8 H, 5 BB, 23 K)...going back to 2011, did not allow a run over a 26.1-inning stretch from 9/1/11-5/8/12, marking the longest scoreless stretch by a Yankees pitcher since Mariano Rivera tossed 30.2 consecutive shutout innings from 7/22-10/2/99...had been the longest active scoreless streak in the Majors at the time it was snapped on 5/9...Struck out eight consecutive batters faced from 4/29-5/4...was 1 K shy of the most by a Yankee in the expansion era (since 1961), trailing only Ron Davis (9 K: 8 K on 5/4/81 at California to end the game and 1K on 5/9/81 at Seattle with his only batter faced)...Earned his first save of the season -- and fourth of his career (first since 9/3/11 vs. Toronto) -- in 5/8 win vs. Tampa Bay, tossing a scoreless ninth...Allowed 3 H and 4 ER in 0.2 IP (1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR) on 5/9 vs. Tampa Bay to record his first loss and blown save...marked his first runs allowed in 2012...marked his most runs allowed since 7/2/10 vs. Toronto (also 4 ER)...allowed a solo HR to Matt Joyce, just his second HR allowed over a 99-game span (96.0 IP) that dated back to 8/31/10 (also 8/29/11 at Baltimore, J.J. Hardy)...also snapped a personal streak of 231 opponent at-bats at Yankee Stadium without allowing a home run, the longest such stretch by any pitcher in the current Yankee Stadium...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 5/15 (retroactive to 5/14)-6/14 with a left oblique strain (missed 28 games)...made two rehab appearances (one start) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre from 6/10-12, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (2 K).Struck out his 300th career batter (Vinny Rottino) in 6/24 win at the Mets...reached the mark in fewer innings (219.2) than all but two pitchers in Major League history -- Billy Wagner (194.1) and Brad Lidge (210.2)...Made his second appearance in as many days on 6/28 vs. Chicago-AL, entering the game with two on and no outs in the ninth and allowing a go-ahead three-run HR to Viciedo to record his second blown save and second loss (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 HR)...Allowed 3 ER and a career-high 5 H in 1.0 IP (1 K, 1 HR) in 8/8 win at Detroit...Pitched on three straight days for the first time in his career from 8/26-28 (and five times in a six-game stretch overall from 8/22-28)...Became a father for the first time with the birth of son Luke Joseph Robertson (8 lbs., 7 oz.) on 8/27...pitched in that night's loss vs. Toronto, tossing a scoreless eighth (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K)...Was 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA (6.1 IP, 1 ER) in six postseason relief appearances...earned the win in ALDS Game 3 vs. Baltimore after holding the Orioles scoreless in the 11th and 12th innings (2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K). 2011 Was 4-0 with one save and a 1.08 ERA in a team-high 70 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2011... led all American League relievers and ranked second in the Majors in ERA trailing only Atlanta's Eric O'Flaherty (0.98)... held opponents scoreless in 63 of his appearances...Opponents batted .170 (40-for-235, 1HR), marking the ninth-lowest average among ML relievers; LH .156 (19-for-122, 0 HR), RH .186 (21-for-113, 1HR)... retired 52-of-70 first batters faced (74.3%)... prevented 34-of-44 inherited runners from scoring (77.3%)... appeared in consecutive games 13 times and three straight games twice (5/25-28 and 9/13-16)... the Yankees were 43-27 in games he appeared in, including a 15-6 mark over his final 21 outings... 61 of his relief outings were at 1.0IP or less (85.9%)...Led all AL relievers and ranked fourth in the Majors with 100K... marked the most strikeouts by a Yankees reliever since Mariano Rivera in 1996 (130), also marking the last time a Yankee led AL relievers in K's (credit: Elias)... ranked fourth in the Majors (second in the AL) with 13.50 K/9.0IP, striking out at least one batter in 60 of his 70 outings... marked the highest K/9.0IP ratio by a Yankees reliever in franchise history...became the third pitcher all time to fan at least 100 batters while throwing less than 70.0IP, joining Billy Wagner (1997 w/Houston and 2010 w/Atlanta) and Joel Hanrahan (2010 w/Pittsburgh)...Opponents batted .053 (1-for-19) with 14K with the bases loaded... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 14K with the bases loaded matched the most by any pitcher in the last 35 seasons (Nolan Ryan, 1977 Angels and Mark Littell, 1978 Cardinals)... held opponents to a .140 (13-for-93) batting average with runners in scoring position and a .174 (8-for-46) average with RISP and two outs... held opponents hitless in their last 23AB with men on base to close out the season...Allowed just 1ER (a J.J. Hardy solo HR on 8/29 at Baltimore) in 36 appearances on the road (0.25 ERA, 36.0IP, 18H, 18BB, 52K)...Held opponents homerless over a franchise-record 71 appearances (68.0IP) from 8/31/10-8/28/11 (Game 2), surpassing Mariano Rivera's 61-game homerless stretch from 8/19/05-7/17/06... had the streak snapped with Hardy's HR on 8/29 at Baltimore...Was named to his first career All-Star Game, tossing a scoreless second inning (1.0IP, 1H, 1K) for the American League in the 5-1 NL victory on 7/12...Held opponents scoreless in his first 28 road outings (28.2IP, 15H, 12BB, 41K) from 4/8-8/28 (Game 2), surpassing Mariano Rivera's (24 straight to open 2005) to establish a Major League record...Made his second career Opening Day roster and held opponents scoreless in his first 10 appearances of the season from 4/2-26, allowing 8H in 8.1IP (2BB, 10K)...Entered 4/5 loss vs. Minnesota with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning and allowed all three inherited runners to score to record his first blown save (0.1IP, 1H, 1K)... retired all 18 opposing batters with the bases loaded over the remainder of the season...Earned his first win of the season-on his 26th birthday-on 4/9 at Boston, retiring all five batters and stranding both inherited runners (1.2IP, 1K)...Surrendered his first run of the season in 4/29 loss vs. Toronto, allowing 2ER in 1.0IP (1H, 2BB, 2K)... made his first career error on an errant throw to second base in the sixth inning, allowing Rajai Davis to score from third base...Held opponents scoreless in 26 of his final 27 appearances of the season, beginning on 7/26, allowing just 11H and 1ER over the 26.2IP stretch with 37K (9BB, .128 opponents batting average)... span was bookended by a pair of 13- game scoreless streaks from 7/26-8/28 and 9/1-28...Did not allow a run in 13 September outings, surrendering just 4H and striking out 19 batters over his final 13.1IP this season (6BB, 1HP)...Closed out 9/3 win vs. Toronto with 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his third career save...Earned the win in the AL East-clinching victory in 9/21 Game 2 win vs. Tampa Bay to improve to 4-0... entered the game with one out and the bases loaded and induced a Zobrist double play on his first pitch... was his third career one-pitch win (also 7/22/08 vs. Minnesota and 6/4/09 vs. Texas), tied with Brian Shouse for most in the Majors since the start of 2008...Appeared in two ALDS games vs. Detroit, tossing 2.0 scoreless IP. 2010 Was 4-5 with one save and a 3.82 ERA in 64 relief appearances with the Yankees, striking out 71 batters in 61.1IP...opponents batted .258 (59-for-229, 5HR); LH .268 (26-for-97, 2HR), RH .250 (33-for-132, 3HR)...retired 43-of-64 first batters faced (67.2%)...prevented 23-of-33 inherited runners from scoring (69.7%)...appeared in consecutive games 10 times and three straight games twice...Of his 64 relief outings, 48 were 1.0 inning or less (75.0%)...50 of his 64 outings were scoreless...Ranked seventh among all AL relievers with 10.42K/9.0IP...Allowed 11ER over his first 10 appearances of the season from 4/4-5/7 (7.1IP)...in 54 appearances from 5/8 through the end of the season, posted a 2.50 ERA (54.0IP, 15ER)...held opponents scoreless in 45 of those 54 outings...Tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless IP (2BB, 2K, 1BK) in 5/16 loss vs. Minnesota...faced three batters before being removed from 5/29 loss vs. Cleveland with a mild lower back strain (0.1IP, 1H, 2ER, 1HBP)...did not pitch for six days...Surrendered a season-high-tying 4ER and was charged with the loss on 7/2 vs. Toronto, allowing all 4R in the 11th inning...following that outing, pitched to a 2.06 ERA (35.0IP, 8ER) over the remainder of the season...Earned his first win of the season on 7/4 vs. Toronto, tossing a scoreless 10th inning (1.0IP, 1H, 1BB, 1IBB, 1K)...was the first of 19 consecutive scoreless appearances from 7/4-8/21 (18.1IP, 9H, 8BB, 24K)...according to Elias, held opponents hitless in 23 consecutive at-bats prior to Willie Bloomquist's ninth-inning double on 8/12 at Kansas City, the longest such streak of his career...Pitched to a 2.27 ERA (31.2IP, 8ER) in 33 appearances after the All-Star break with 39 strikeouts...Earned his second career save in 8/12 win at Kansas City (also 7/27/09 at Tampa Bay), recording the final out of the game...Appeared in six postseason games, allowing 6ER in 3.1IP...surrendered 5ER in 10/18 ALCS Game 3 loss at Texas. 2009 Was 2-1 with one save and a 3.30 ERA (43.2IP, 16ER) in 45 relief appearances over three stints with the Yankees (4/16; 4/24-5/9; 5/26-10/4)... opponents batted .216 (36-for-167, 4HR); LH .189 (14-for-74, 2HR), RH .237 (22-for-93, 2HR)... stranded 16-of-25 inherited runners (64.0%)... retired 34-of-45 first batters faced (75.6%)... appeared in consecutive games eight times... threw less than 1.0 inning 12 times...Had a 12.98K/9.0IP ratio (43.2IP, 63K)... among pitchers with at least 40.0IP, marked the second-best K/9.0IP ratio in the Majors behind the Dodgers' Jonathan Broxton (13.50)...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to the Yankees' first-ever regular season game at Yankee Stadium on 4/16... made his first appearance of the season in the loss that day vs. Cleveland, striking out three batters in 2.0 scoreless innings (2H)... was optioned back to Scranton/WB the next day... recalled a second time on 4/24 when RHP Chien-Ming Wang was placed on the D.L... appeared in four games (2.2IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K) before being optioned back to Scranton/WB...Was recalled a third time on 5/26 and pitched out of the Yankees bullpen for the remainder of the season... did not allow a run in any of his first seven appearances following his third recall (5.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 6K)...Threw one pitch (Elvis Andrus flyout to LF) to earn his first win of the season on 6/4 vs. Texas... was his second career one-pitch win (also 7/22/08 vs. Minnesota)...Held opposing left-handed batters hitless in 18 consecutive at-bats from 4/25-6/18... streak was snapped in 6/23 loss at Atlanta, when he allowed a solo-HR to Brian McCann in 1.0IP (1K)... was his first HR surrendered since 8/27/08 vs. Boston (Dustin Pedroia grand slam), snapping a 20.0-inning homerless span over 21 relief appearances... earned his first career save on 7/27 at Tampa Bay, closing out the final 1.1 innings (2H, 1ER, 1K, 1HR)... suffered his first Major League loss in his next outing on 7/31 at Chicago-AL, allowing 2H and 1ER in 2.0IP (1BB, 2K)...Struck out three batters in 0.2IP in 8/6 win vs. Boston, becoming the first Yankee to record at least three strikeouts without completing a full inning of work since Ron Davis on 9/17/80 vs. Toronto (0.2IP, 3K)...Was shut down for three weeks from 9/6-28 with elbow stiffness... had an MRI on 9/7 and was seen by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on 9/10... Dr. Andrews recommended 10-14 days of rest before beginning a throwing program... returned to the mound in 9/29 win vs. Kansas City, allowing 1BB in 0.2IP (1K). 2008 Was 4-0 with a 5.34 ERA in 25 relief appearances over two stints with the Yankees (6/28-8/28; 9/13-28)... opponents batted .257 (29-for-113, 3HR); LH .259 (14-for-54, 0HR), RH .254 (15-for-59, 3HR)... retired 16-of-25 first batters faced (64.0%)... prevented 6-of-14 inherited runners from scoring (42.9%)... pitched in three consecutive games twice (7/13-18 and 8/24-27)... tossed a season-high 2.0 innings on six occasions...Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster on 6/28... made his Major League debut in 6/29 loss at the Mets, allowing 1ER in 2.0IP (4H, 1K)... struck out his first batter faced (Oliver Perez)...Allowed just 3H and 1ER in his next 10.1IP over 10 games from 7/1-26 (0.87 ERA)...Held left-handed batters hitless over 16AB from 6/29- 7/21 (9G) before Luke Scott's leadoff single in the sixth on 7/28 vs. Baltimore...Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in his first career Yankee Stadium appearance in 7/1 loss vs. Texas (2BB, 3K)...Pitched a scoreless 12th inning and recorded his first Major League victory on 7/19 vs. Oakland (1.0IP, 1H, 1BB, 1K) after Jose Molina was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing in the game-winning run...Recorded his second Major League victory (within a four-game span) on 7/22 vs. Minnesota, stranding two inherited runners and getting the final out in the sixth on one pitch... became the seventh Major League pitcher in 2008 to throw one pitch and record a win (third in the AL)...In 7/28 loss vs. Baltimore, allowed a grand slam to Adam Jones and set a career high with 5ER... was his first HR allowed as a professional after 148.1 career IP (minors- 136.0IP from 2007-08 and Majors-12.1IP)...Allowed 16ER over 10 outings (13.1IP) from 7/28-8/27 and was optioned to Scranton/ WB on 8/28...Was recalled from Scranton/WB on 9/13... did not allow a run over four appearances in his second stint (4.2IP, 2H, 3BB, 7K)... pitched in three of the Yankees' final four games of the season and threw 1.0 scoreless inning in the season finale Game 2 loss on 9/28 at Boston...In 53.2 combined minor league innings with Scranton/WB and Double-A Trenton, went 4-0 with three saves and a 1.67 ERA over 30 relief appearances (28H, 13R, 10ER, 23BB, 77K)... opponents batted .158 (28-for-176, 1HR); LH .182 (15-for-82, 1HR), RH .125 (13-for-104, 0HR)... has averaged 12.39 K/9.0IP in his minor league career (138.0IP, 190K)...Began the 2008 season with Trenton... did not record a decision with two saves in nine appearances (0.96 ERA, 18.2IP, 8H, 2ER, 1HB, 6BB, 26K)... did not allow an ER in first five appearances of the season (10.1IP, 14K)...Was promoted to Scranton/WB on 5/2... went 4-0 with a 2.06 ERA at SWB in 21 relief appearances... struck out at least one batter in 20-of-21 Scranton/WB appearances, including a season-high six in 2.1IP on 5/31 at Rochester (2H)... Triple-A opponents batted .159 (20-for-126, 1HR); LH .179 (11-for-61, 1HR), RH .129 (9-for-65, 0HR)... did not allow an earned run in eight appearances from 6/8-26 (14.0IP, 4H, 1R, 5BB, 22K) before being selected by the Yankees...Made three postseason relief appearances with IL champion SWB, allowing 3ER in 4.1IP (6.23 ERA, 2H, 1HP, 4BB, 6K)...Named the International League's "Best Reliever" in Baseball America's 2008 Best Tools survey. 2007 In his first professional season, pitched at Single-A Charleston, Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, combining to go 8-3 with four saves and a 0.96 ERA in 44 relief appearances (32BB, 113K)...Ranked third among minor league relievers, with a .154 opponents batting average... was named to the South Atlantic League's midseason All-Star team (w/ Charleston)... 39 of his 44 outings were 2.0 innings and all but two were more than 1.0 inning... held opponents scoreless in 35 of his appearances and did not allow a hit in 16 of his games... converted on four of five save opportunities...Was 5-2 with three saves and a 0.77 ERA (47.0IP, 4ER) in 24 appearances with Charleston... began his career with 10 consecutive scoreless outings from 4/3-5/3, allowing just 7H in 18.1IP (6BB, 27K)...Went 3-1 with one save and a 1.08 ERA with Tampa... did not allow an earned run in nine appearances at home (17.1IP, 8H, 2R, 9BB, 12K)...Made two regular season appearances with Trenton, allowing 1ER in 4.0IP (2.25 ERA)... appeared in two postseason games for the Eastern League champion Thunder, surrendering 2ER in 5.0IP (3.60 ERA) and striking out five batters.