MLB: Bama Alum Signs With Chicago Cubs
Former Crimson Tide right-handed pitcher David Robertson is headed to the Chicago Cubs on a one-year $3.5 million deal worth up to $5 million with roster bonuses and contract incentives.
In 2021, Robertson's only season in Tampa Bay, he appeared in 12 games with the Rays in relief and recorded 16 strikeouts across 12.0 innings of work.
Robertson has a career ERA of 2.93 through 675.2 innings pitched and has never given up more than 10 home runs in an individual season. The 2009 World Series champion with the Yankees has a 53-33 record in the majors with a total of 137 saves.
He was selected for an MLB All-Star appearance in 2011 and was a member of Team USA during its silver medal run at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In the MLB, Robertson has seen time with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Paul W. Bryant High School graduate spent two years in Crimson for Alabama before being selected and signing to the New York Yankees in the 17th round of the 2006 MLB draft. In his second and final year with the Tide before going pro, Robertson was a member of Alabama's 25th regular-season conference championship squad in program history, the school's last SEC baseball title to date.