Phillies’ David Robertson out for NLDS after Bryce Harper celebration injury
David Robertson is out for the NLDS.
The veteran Phillies relief pitcher will miss Philadelphia’s series against the Braves after he strained his right calf while jubilantly jumping up and down after Bryce Harper hit a home run against the Cardinals in Game 2 of the wild-card series, manager Rob Thomson announced Tuesday morning.
Thomson added that Robertson did not travel with the team to Atlanta and remains in Philadelphia to get treatment.
“He’s devastated,” Thomson said. “He knows how big a part he is to this club.
“I don’t know when he’s going to be available, but obviously he’s off this round’s roster. Whether he’s available for the next round, we don’t know.”
The 37-year-old Robertson, who spent his first seven seasons in the majors with the Yankees, has also pitched for the White Sox, Rays and Cubs. This is his second stint with the Phillies after being acquired from the Cubs at this year’s trade deadline.
In 58 appearances during the regular season, Robertson pitched 63 1/3 innings. He was 4-3 with a 2.40 ERA, 20 saves and 81 strikeouts.
Robertson pitched one scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Friday’s wild-card opener in St. Louis. The Phillies have replaced Robertson with righty Nick Nelson, who was 3-2 with a 4.85 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings during the regular season.