This is the last thing any Yankee fan wants to hear, as Robertson was virtually indispensable in the team’s success last season.
Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch broke the news just minutes ago on MLB.com that Robertson was diagnosed with a right mid-foot sprain after falling down a flight of stairs while moving boxes at his residence.
Robertson has already had an x-ray, which came out negative but that doesn’t explain why he is already wearing around walking boot.
Yankee fans know all too well how the team loves to downplay injuries but all you can do now is just hope this is not the case in this situation.
Robertson was an All-Star in 2011, as the reliever pitched 66 innings, posting a 1.08 ERA, allowing just one homer, eight earned runs and threw 100 strikeouts. Robertson was considered by many to be the best reliever in baseball last season, as he came in 11th in the AL CY Young voting and even made the MVP ballot, finishing 22nd overall.
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