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White Sox Sign David Robertson

The Chicago White Sox continue to have an excellent offseason, this time adding closer David Robertson to a 4 year, $46 mil deal.  They have also added Jeff Samardzija via trade with the Oakland Athletics, and signed Adam LaRoche and Zach Duke.  Robertson leaves the New York Yankees, after they signed Andrew Miller to a 4 year, $36 mil deal.  Last season, Jake Petricka lead the White Sox with 14 saves.

Robertson saved 39 games for the Yankees in his first full season as a closer, after setting up Mariano Rivera for three seasons. His 3.08 ERA last season was the highest it had been since the 2010 season, and he allowed a career high 7 home runs, including the infamous home runs for the Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones and Steve Pearce, which led to Derek Jeter's walkoff in his final AB at Yankee Stadium. His 13.49 K/9 and 39 saves were 8th best in the MLB last season among relief pitchers.