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David Robertson will have huge shoes to fill this season.
As long as the Yankees do not go out-of-house looking for a closer before spring training starts, the 28-year-old will take over for the great Mariano Rivera, who retired after the 2013 season.
Robertson has held his own as the Yankees setup man, compiling an ERA of 2.76 over his six-year career.
However, he does not have a lot of experience as a closer.
Over his career, Robertson has compiled only eight saves. This will be the first time he enters spring training as the Yankees closer.
Expect Robertson to hold it down once he gets comfortable in the closer role. There is a completely different mentality pitchers take between entering the game in the eighth versus the ninth.
With the lineup the Yankees will bring to the table in 2014, it is likely that Robertson will have plenty of opportunities to close the door on games.
If he is as effective in the ninth as he has been in the eighth, the Yankees will be just fine.