Yankees closer David Robertson was activated off the disabled list for tonight's game against the Boston Red Sox, the Yanks announced. Robertson had been on the DL for the past couple of weeks because of a Grade 1 groin strain.
Robertson had been progressing well throughout his recovery — at least that’s what we know — and everything should be good to go when it is listed back on the lineup card tonight.
He’ll slid right back into the Yankees’ bullpen as the closer, with Shawn Kelley moving back into the role as the setup man in front of Robertson. Kelley took over as the closer went Robertson went on the DL, and be pitched pretty well in the role, picking up four saves. Kelley has only given up two runs this season, both in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
The move also lets Adam Warren move back down a notch into probably the 7th inning. Warren has been very impressive coming out of the bullpen this season.
The Yankees also announced that LHP Cesar Cabral was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton after being designated for assignment after Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 25-year-old Cabral made four appearances but recorded just three outs while allowing four hits and three earned runs.
The Yankees' roster is returning to full strength just in time for the three-game series that starts tonight in Boston. Mark Teixeira was activated off the DL on Sunday, and returned to the lineup that same day.