Wingnuts' Owner Signs with CubsMarch 2, 2012 - American Association (AA) Wichita Wingnuts
Robertson is currently attending mini camp, and is aiming to become a part of Chicago's bullpen.
The 34-year-old left-hander spent 2011 in the Seattle Mariners' organization, making 18 starts for their Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate in Tacoma.
Robertson last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2010 where he split time with the Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies. In nine Major League seasons, Robertson is 57-77 with 775 strikeouts in 1,152.1 innings pitched over 223 appearances.
Robertson made three postseason starts in 2006 for the American League champion Detroit Tigers. The Wichita native worked five shutout innings to earn the win in Game One of the American League Championship Series, beating Athletics' left-hander Barry Zito on the road. Robertson then held the St. Louis Cardinals to two earned runs over five innings in Game Three of the World Series, where he matched up against ace right-hander Chris Carpenter.
Robertson was originally drafted by the Marlins out of Wichita State University in 1999. The former fifth-round pick reached the Majors for the first time in 2002, and then became a mainstay in the Tigers' rotation following a 2003 trade. Robertson logged at least 168 innings in five consecutive seasons from 2004-2008, including a career-best 208.2 in 2006.
The 2012 season of Wichita Wingnuts baseball begins May 17th versus the Lincoln Saltdogs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Season tickets, mini packs, and group packages are on sale now. For more information, call the Wingnuts' office at (316) 264-NUTS or visit the Wingnuts' official website at www.wichitawingnuts.com.
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