The New York Yankees’ bullpen and likely your fantasy team just got a bit stronger on Tuesday as the Bronx Bombers activated closer David Robertson from the 15-day disabled list.
Robertson will jump right back into the ninth inning role so make sure you have him active today when the Yanks take on the Boston Red Sox.
Robertson has been out with a sore groin.
The injured closer threw an inning in an extended spring training game Saturday morning at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, showing no signs of the left groin strain that has kept him on the disabled list for nearly two weeks.
Shawn Kelley has filled in capably for Robertson, but the Yankees will be in stronger shape with him restored to a setup role this week.
Robertson has only thrown three innings this season without allowing an earned run.
Other Injury News:
Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals
It looks like Ramos, on the disabled list with a broken hamate bone in his left hand suffered on Opening Day, may be a little ahead of schedule.
Ramos was expected to miss four to five weeks and has been hitting balls off a tee with a modified bat that has the weight taken out of it, and is trying to get his hand strength back.
He will need plenty of at bats on a minor league rehab when the time comes, but all reports suggest that the worst-case scenario is that Ramos is at least right on schedule.