As first reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the White Sox have agreed to terms on a four-year pact with free agent reliever David Robertson. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says it’s worth $46 million.
The White Sox signed Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million free agent contract in late November and reportedly have the parameters of a trade in place for A’s starter Jeff Samardzija. They’re looking to make their move in the American League Central.
Robertson, 29, owns a 2.20 ERA, 1.097 WHIP, and 12.3 K/9 in 258 innings since the beginning of the 2011 season. He tallied 39 saves for the Yankees in 2014.
It’s pretty amazing how quickly and creatively GM Rick Hahn has turned Chicago into a contender.
Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.
Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.