David Robertson reaches 2-year deal with Phillies

New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies have added a talented arm to the bullpen.
The Phils have agreed to a two-year deal with veteran right-hander David Robertson. 

#Phillies and RHP David Robertson have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. The deal includes a third-year club option for the 2021 season.Welcome to Philadelphia, @DRob30! pic.twitter.com/bt5iLHsbN2

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) January 3, 2019

BREAKING: David Robertson has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phillies that guarantees him at least $23 million. He’ll earn $10M in 2019, $11M in 2020, with a $12M club option ($2M buyout) for 2021. He’s passed a physical and the deal is complete.

— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 3, 2019

He is 33 and was outstanding in 2018 as a set-up man for the New York Yankees. He appeared in 69 games, going 8-3 with five saves and a 3.23 ERA. Opponents hit just .183 against him last season.

Robertson has a career ERA of 2.88 and 137 saves in 11 years in the big leagues. He has appeared in at least 60 games in nine straight seasons.

This deal includes a third-year club option for the 2021 season.