Before this season began, pitcher David Robertson signed a four-year, $46 million contract with the Chicago White Sox. But his stay with the club might not last much longer, amid reports that the Sox are willing to trade him. Robertson said he understands that any trade is part of the business of sports, adding that he’s prepared for any deal that would send him to another team.
"If that happens, you know, that's just part of the game," Robertson said, as quoted by Major League Baseball's official website. "That's obviously a decision that I'm not even involved in. The organization has to do what's best for them. If that's the way this season turns out, then so be it."
Despite the trade rumors, Robertson believes that Chicago has what it takes to turn its season around. The White Sox currently own a 28-37 win-loss record, and are in last place in the Central Division of the American League. Entering Friday’s contest versus the Texas Rangers, Chicago is on a seven-game losing streak.
The veteran pitcher was part of the New York Yankees' World Series championship team in 2009 and was an MLB All-Star in 2009. He played for the Yankees from 2008 to 2014 before landing in Chicago via free agency this season.
In 26 games this year, the 30-year-old Robertson has 13 saves and a 1.95 ERA.