The New York Yankees are reportedly showing interest in re-acquiring Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson to bolster their bullpen in the second half, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.
Robertson, who pitched from the Yankees from 2008 to 2014, has 13 saves and a 2.70 ERA in 31 appearances for the White Sox this season.
The Yankees, according to Heyman, sent personnel to Chicago to scout Robertson and infielder Todd Frazier, however Heyman reports New York's interest focuses on the 32-year-old Robertson.
Entering Sunday, the Yankees bullpen had the 11th highest ERA (4.62) among all 30 teams over the past 30 days. Its seven losses were the second most and two saves the second fewest in that span.
Prior to his stretch of three consecutive scoreless outings, RHP Dellin Betances had a 17.36 ERA in seven appearances from June 22 to July 5, allowing nine runs, five hits and 12 walks in 4 2/3 innings.
Including Sunday afternoon's 3-0 win over the Boston Red Sox, LHP Aroldis Chapman has two saves, two blown saves and a 3.60 ERA in 12 appearances since returning from the disabled list.
The Red Sox also sent scouts to Chicago, however they are more interested in Frazier than Robertson, according to Heyman. The Red Sox and White Sox completed a blockbuster trade in the offseason that sent Chris Sale to Boston and several top prospects to Chicago.