Yankees place new closer David Robertson on disabled list with strained oblique

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UPDATE: After keeping Robertson active but unavailable for several days New York placed him on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, leaving Soriano to close for the near future.

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David Robertson’s attempt to replace Mariano Rivera as Yankees closer isn’t off to a great start.

Robertson narrowly escaped a jam to record his first save, couldn’t escape another jam in blowing his second save chance, and has been unavailable since May 11 with an oblique/ribcage injury that manager Joe Girardi was able to keep a secret until last night.

And the cat only exited the bag when Rafael Soriano closed out an 8-5 victory in Robertson’s place.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that Robertson is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam and X-rays, but the reliever insisted that he’s “not too concerned” about the injury being a long-term issue.

For now he remains on the active roster and Soriano is the Yankees’ new fill-in closer.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.