Phillies reliever David Robertson will not pitch again this season, The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro reports, as the right-hander is expected to undergo surgery to repair his right flexor tendon. Robertson may need to undergo Tommy John surgery as well.
Robertson, 34, signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Phillies in January. He appeared in seven games before landing on the injured list in mid-April where he’s been ever since. Robertson allowed four runs on eight hits and six walks with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
If Robertson needs to undergo Tommy John surgery, there’s a high likelihood he won’t be able to pitch at all in 2020. The Phillies do hold a club option for his 2021 season at $12 million with a $2 million buyout.