Former Alabama Pitcher Injured During Playoffs
Former Alabama and current Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, David Robertson strained his right calf while jumping up and down celebrating teammate Bryce Harper's home run during Game 2 against the St. Louis Cardinals of the 2022 Wild-Card Series.
Phillies manager Rob Thomson said that Robertson will be out of the NLDS series against the Atlanta Braves and will remain in Philadelphia to get treatment.
Robertson graduated from Paul W. Bryant High School in 2004 after leading the Stampede to an area title in the school's first year of existence.
As a freshman for the Crimson Tide in 2005, Robertson was named Freshman ALL-SEC after appearing in 32 games and having a record of 7-5, with eight saves. In his sophomore year, he helped lead the Crimson Tide to a regular season SEC championship.
Robertson was drafted by the New York Yankees in Round 17 of the 2006 MLB Draft and made his major league debut in 2008. Robertson was part of the Yankees team that won the World Series in 2009, pitching once in the ALDS and once in the ALCS, not allowing any runs to score during the 2009 playoff run.
After his stint with the Yankees, Robertson went on to pitch for several teams like the Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Chicago Cubs.
Robertson signed a two-year contract with the Phillies in 2019 and in August of 2020 Robertson got Tommy John surgery, ending his season. He became a free-agent at the end of the 2020 season. Robertson returned to the Phillies in August of this year after a trade with Cubs.