Blue Jays still considering run at Robertson
The Blue Jays “haven’t ruled out” making a play for free-agent closer David Robertson, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
Heyman notes that the Blue Jays have other priorities right now, such as adding a second baseman and an outfielder, but suggests the club is keeping an eye on the market for Robertson. He also reported over the weekend that Robertson has a three-year, $39 million offer in hand, though it’s unclear which team extended that specific offer.
The Astros and Yankees are also among the teams known to be interested in Robertson, who expects to make a push for a fourth year and a total value in excess of $50 million for his deal.
The Yankees don’t seem interested in offering a fourth year at this point, while other moves — such as the Yanks signing reliever Andrew Miller — could ultimately influence the market for Robertson. It’s in a bit of a wait-and-see stage for the time being, but the Jays are apparently at least leaving the door open.
— Paul Casella