On Friday the Yankees signed left handed reliever Andrew Miller to a four-yer deal worth $36 million.
The conventional wisdom is that the signing of Miller coupled with the presence of Dellin Betances means that David Robertson will not be back in the Bronx for the 2015 season. Such an idea is not true though according to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Cashman didn't dismiss possibility of re-signing Robertson, but mentioned that team had bullpen depth and has other needs.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) December 5, 2014
While Cashman may not have dismissed the idea of Robertson’s return he did make sure to say that the Yankees had other options and needs elsewhere.
Robertson turned down a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Yankees earlier this offseason meaning he is tied to draft pick compensation. He is said to be seeking a contract that rivals the one the Phillies gave to Jonathan Papelbon. Reports circulated earlier that he had a four-year $39 million contract offer on the table.
Aside from the Yankees the team most closely linked to him has been the Astros.