Yankees put closer Robertson on DL

May 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- New York Yankees closer David Robertson has been placed on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, the team said Tuesday.

Robertson, who took over the ninth-inning role after perennial all-star Mariano Rivera was lost for the season with a torn knee ligament, has posted a 2.51 ERA over 14 1/3 innings in 2012.

After blowing his first attempt, Robertson later notched his initial save and last appeared in Friday's 6-2 New York win over Seattle before going on the 15-day disabled list.

The Yankees are now likely to turn to Rafael Soriano as their closer.

New York recalled pitcher Cody Eppley from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Robertson's spot on the roster.

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