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Phillies place David Robertson on 10-day injured list

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The Phillies announced on Monday that closer David Robertson has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to right elbow soreness. Pitcher Drew Anderson has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Robertson, 34, signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Phillies in January. He had an abysmal start to the season, yielding runs in each of his first three appearances. He allowed four runs in total on five hits and five walks with one strikeout in two innings. Robertson appeared to figure things out, however, putting together four consecutive scoreless outings since.

Anderson, 25, has made one start in the minors thus far, serving up four runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings. In the majors, he owns a career 7.80 ERA in a small sample of 15 innings.

Seranthony Domínguez figures to see the majority of save chances while Robertson is out.

Gio González is now a free agent

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Everyone suspected this would happen and now it has: Gio González has requested and has been granted his release from his minor league deal with the Yankees. He is a free agent.

González stood to earn a $3 million salary if the Yankees elect to add him to the 25-man roster, with additional bonuses of $300,000 pending each start he makes after that, but nothing he did at Triple-A merited a callup. He issued 10 runs, six walks, and 19 strikeouts over his first 15 innings in the minors. He fired his agent, Scott Boras, late last week and hired CAA Baseball instead.

No word on whether CAA will be better at convincing anyone to sign a guy who walked six guys in 15 minor league innings to a big league deal than Boras was, frankly. My guess is that González will be on another minor league deal again soon if he wants to pitch in 2019.