Yankees send closer David Robertson to 15-day DL

Tuesday April 8th, 2014

Yankees closer David Robertson alreay has two saves this season.(Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Yankees closer David Robertson already has two saves this season. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

New York Yankees closer David Robertson is headed to the 15-day DL with a strained groin muscle, according to the Associated Press.

Robertson has been with the Yankees as a relief pitcher since 2008 and was named the successor to Mariano Rivera as the team's closer this season, earning two saves in three appearances so far.

The Yankees recalled left handed pitcher Cesar Cabral from their Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill Robertson's spot. Right-hander Shawn Kelley got the first crack at the closer's job, picking up the save in Monday night's 4-2 win over Baltimore. Robertson began experiencing pain during the team's 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. He is not expected to miss more than the required 15 days.

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