David Robertson will move from the Chicago Cubs to the Philadelphia Phillies, news agency Associated Press reported, citing a source. The teams have not made any official announcement yet. 

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The Phillies sent minor league right-hander Ben Brown to the Cubs for the 37-year-old Robertson, one of the top relievers on the market ahead of the trade deadline.

Robertson is 3-0 with a 2.23 ERA and 14 saves in 36 appearances this year. The right-hander finalized a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Cubs on March 16.

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Who is David Robertson?

Known as D-Rob, Robertson made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2008. He has also represented the Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago Cubs over the years. 

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Robertson signed a two-year $23 million contract with the Phillies in January 2019. However, he missed most of the season because of injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic. He threw only 6 2/3 innings that season. 

David Robertson signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2022. In June, he got his  first Major League Baseball at bat, in his 696th game, borrowing gear from his teammates.

With the Yankees he won the World Series in 2009. He has 151 saves and a 2.89 ERA in 709 career appearances.

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The 22-year-old Brown was selected by the Phillies in the 33rd round of the 2017 amateur draft. The right-hander was 3-5 with a 3.08 ERA in 16 appearances with High-A Jersey Shore this year, including 15 starts.

Marsh is a lefty-hitting, righty-throwing 24-year-old with speed and power projection. He ranked among Los Angeles’ top prospects before debuting in the majors last season, but he has struggled in the big leagues. He’s a .239 hitter in 163 games with 10 homers, 14 stolen bases and a .653 OPS.

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The Phillies have stayed in the playoff race despite losing 2021 NL MVP Bryce Harper because of a broken thumb on June 25. He’s expected to begin swinging a bat soon and should return before the end of the season.