The New York Mets Add David Robertson in Free Agency
Former Alabama Crimson Tide pitcher David Robertson has a new home after signing with the New York Mets on Thursday night.
The one-year, $10 million guaranteed deal comes after Robertson’s solid season with the Philadelphia Phillies, playing a key role in the team’s bullpen during its run to the World Series against the Houston Astros.
The Mets will be the sixth stop in Robertson’s 14-year professional career, and his third team in two seasons. Robertson was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Phillies at the trade deadline in August of the 2022 season.
Robertson appeared in 58 games in the 2022 season, pitching 63.2 innings with an ERA of 2.40, his lowest since 2017. The 37-year-old pitched in eight postseason games for the Phillies with half of them being in the World Series, where he pitched a total of four innings and recorded one save.
While the Mets lost starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom to the Texas Rangers in free agency, the addition of Robertson provides a veteran boost to the club’s bullpen. The team also re-signed star outfielder Brandon Nimmo, a sign that the team is going all in on a title run next season.