Yankees GM: David Robertson wants to pitch for team close to Rhode Island
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David Robertson is acting as his own agent this offseason, and he has an idea of where he'd like to continue his career.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com on Thursday that the reliever wants to pitch for a team located close to Rhode Island, where Robertson lives.

That preference keeps the Yankees in the mix to retain his services for 2019 and beyond, and it also means other Northeast-area teams are an option, including perhaps the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.

The 33-year-old right-hander told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand this week that he's already spoken with at least six teams. Robertson didn't reveal any of the teams, though according to Hoch, the Yankees are one of them. His preference would be to sign a three-year deal.

"I feel like I'm in my prime and I'm ready to go for another three years," Robertson said. "We're trying to just go with the flow. This is my first time representing myself, so I'm taking it slow and weighing my options."

Robertson spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Yankees before joining the Chicago White Sox during his first time as a free agent four years ago. The Yankees re-acquired him at the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline.

Last season, Robertson appeared in 69 games for New York, posting a 3.23 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP, 91 strikeouts, and five saves.

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