It was almost exactly one year ago that David Robertson underwent Tommy John surgery, and the veteran reliever is now hoping to finally return to the mound sometime in September, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Scott Lauber writes. Robertson has spent the past month working out and rehabbing at the Phillies’ Spring Training facility in Clearwater, and is now reporting to the club’s alternate training camp.
“I think if I could get comfortable I could pitch at the big-league level in three weeks. But that’s not a hard date,” Robertson said.
Were it not for the COVID-19 outbreak that hit the Phillies’ camp in June, Robertson might already be back on the roster. Robertson was ready to start throwing off a mound when the outbreak hit, which sent Robertson back to his home in Alabama after the Clearwater facility was closed, costing him about a month of preparation time.
After throwing multiple bullpen sessions, Robertson will face live batters for the first time at the alternate…