After a rather slow MLB news cycle following the new year, the Philadelphia Phillies have made a big splash in the market.


According to Mark Feisand, the Phillies have signed former New York Yankees reliever David Robertson to a two-year, $23 million contract. Robertson has passed his physical, and thus the deal is official.​

The signing comes just hours following the report that both the Phillies and Yankees were ​setting their main focus on the bullpen market. Now, with the Phillies getting a much-needed relief pitcher in Robertson, they can now hone in on Manny Machado and​ Bryce Harper.


Just last season with the Yankees, Robertson compiled an 8-3 record and five saves in 69 appearances. On top of that, Robertson posted a 3.23 ERA, 1.033 WHIP, and a 3.5 strikeout to walk ratio.​​

Looking to take advantage of a rather open NL East division, the question remains: who will the Phillies bring in next?​​