A rival executive says that he has heard that David Robertson has an offer from a team worth $39 million for three years, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The team is not yet known. The deal would set a record in terms of money for a relief pitcher.
Earlier in the off-season, Robertson declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the New York Yankees.
The Yankees hope to keep Robertson but have other priorities, including finding a shortstop to replace the retired Derek Jeter. The team is also looking to improve their starting pitching.
The Houston Astros are a team that could be looking to sign Robertson, per Heyman. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox are two other teams looking for closers.
Robertson was one of the best closers in the game last season after taking over for Mariano Rivera, who retired after the 2013 season. Robertson had 39 saves while posting a 3.08 ERA in 63 games. He had spent the previous six seasons of his career setting up for Rivera.