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Tigers release Nate Robertson

Nate Robertson’s comeback is over, at least with the Tigers. Detroit released the 36-year-old left-hander from Triple-A, where he had a 3.43 ERA and more walks (13) than strikeouts (12) in 21 innings trying to return to the majors as a reliever. Robertson was a full-time member of the Tigers’ starting rotation from 2004-2008, starting an average of 31 games per season, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Robertson setting sights on final big league ride

Nate Robertson was walking through the corridors of Fifth Third Field recently when he spotted a team photo of the 2003 Toledo Mud Hens on the wall. It's part of a history the team has proudly embraced. For Robertson, it's part of his history. Robertson can run down the line of players and remember the faces as teammates. Most of them, he notes, got callups to the big leagues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Robertson attempting comeback in Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio -- It's been eight years since left-hander Nate Robertson was a member of a Detroit Tigers pitching rotation that won an American League pennant, and four years since he last threw a ball in the majors. He's endured a host of injuries -- including taking a line drive off his left elbow -- and setbacks before having a decent season last year at Triple-A for the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers reportedly sign Nate Robertson to minor-league contract

Gum Time is back, at least temporarily. During the Detroit Tigers’ spring training matchup with the Florida Marlins on Thursday, insider Jason Beck dropped this nugget of information: This slipped under the radar, but Nate Robertson is back in #Tigers minor-league camp. He signed a Triple-A contract last week. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) March 13, 2014 And I know what you...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tiger Nate Robertson throwing sidearm trying to make the Rangers (VIDEO)

via naterobertson.mlblogs.com Former Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson never had the talent and live arm that current Tigers Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Doug Fister have.  But Robertson’s guts and grit were right up there with the league’s best.  The lefty, who has not appeared in a Major League game since 2010, is making an attempt to make the Texas Rangers after a large...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Presenting the new Nate Robertson

  SURPRISE, Az. – The Texas Rangers are Nate Robertson’s seventh organization since 2010, so he figured it was time to try something new.   Robertson, who was a 13-game winner for the 2006 American League champion Detroit Tigers, is still left-handed, and still wears glasses.   But, as he puts it, “I’ve basically reinvented everything I’ve ever done.”   Robertson...
Via MLB Buzz
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker, Robertson agree with Rangers

Left-hander Nate Robertson and utilityman eff Baker have agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers. Baker hit .266 with 37 homers in 543 games during the last eight seasons with Colorado (2005-09), the Chicago Cubs (2009-12), Detroit (2012) and Atlanta (2012). He hit .239 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 83 games last season. Baker has started games at first, second...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Nate Robertson to Minor League Contract

The Texas Rangers signed Nate Robertson yesterday.  The pitcher will be pithing on a minor league deal, but he will have the chance to compete for a relief role with the Rangers' Major League club.  Robertson last pitched in the Majors in 2010 for the Phillies. According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Rangers will invite Robertson to big league camp during spring training...
Via MLB Injury News
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Robertson agrees to minor-league deal with Rangers

Left-handed pitcher Nate Robertson has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers that will include an invitation to spring training, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported. Robertson, 35, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010, when he went 6-8 with a 5.95 ERA for the Phillies and Marlins.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers World Series Pitcher Nate Robertson owns (and pitches for) minor league team

It is not every day when a baseball owner is the starting pitcher.  But it happened for the Wichita (KS) Wingnuts this week, and probably is going to be the case every five days or so in the American Association.            The shareholder happens to be left-hander Nate Robertson, a onetime starter for Detroit, who faced off against St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter...
Via The Sports Bank
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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