Right-handed reliever David Robertson has agree to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies. The deal is for two-years. $23 million guaranteed according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Feinsand reports that the deal also includes a $12 million club option for the 2021 season with a $2 million buyout. Robertson has already passed his physical.
Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports was the first to report that a deal was close.
Robertson, 33, pitched in 69 games and registered a 3.23 ERA,1.033 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 out of the Yankees bullpen last season. In 69.2 innings last year, he had a whopping 91 strikeouts and allowed only 46 hits.
The Mets showed interest in signing Robertson before they brought back former closer Jeurys Familia.