Last month, the New York Yankees made a trade that involved the return of David Robertson to “The Big Apple”.

Robertson has delivered for the Yankees with rock solid performances out of the bullpen. In 13 appearances with New York, the Tuscaloosa native has a 2-0 mark with a save, a 1.23 ERA and has struck out 21 batters compared to walking two in 14.2 innings pitched.

Robertson’s Yankees have a huge road series at the Boston Red Sox as the Red Sox hold a four game lead over the Yankees.

In the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers are within 1.5 games of the division leading Chicago Cubs.

Thursday, former Alabama slugger Alex Avila had one of his best days from the plate in a Cubs uniform. He went 2-4 with a home run and three RBIs in a 13-10 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Find out how some of Alabama’s other former stars have been faring around Major League Baseball this week.

 

Alex Avila - Catcher (Chicago Cubs)

2017:

87 games, .266 avg. 14 HR, 40 RBI, 33 runs, 11 doubles, 47 BB, 90 K, 1 error, .384 OBP

 

This Week:

Aug. 14 vs. Cincinnati: 0-5, 1 K

Aug. 15 vs. Cincinnati: 0-1, 1 K

Aug. 16 vs. Cincinnati: 1-4 1 RBI, 2 K

Aug. 17 vs. Cincinnati: 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 run, 1 BB, 1 K

Aug. 18-20 vs. Toronto

 

Tommy Hunter - RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

45 appearances, 2-4, 1 save, 1.71 ERA, 43 IP, 32 hits, 11 runs (10 earned), 11 BB, 44 K, 4 HR allowed, 2 errors

 

This Week:

Aug. 14 at Toronto: Did not play

Aug. 15 at Toronto: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 0 K

Aug. 16 at Toronto: Did not play

Aug. 17 at Toronto:  Loss, 1 IP, 1 hit, 2 runs (2 earned), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR allowed

Aug. 18-20 vs. Seattle

 

Wade LeBlanc - LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

44 appearances, 4-2, 1 save, 4.48 ERA, 60.1 IP, 58 hits, 30 runs (30 earned), 14 BB. 47 K, 9 HR allowed

 

This Week:

Aug. 14: Off Day

Aug. 15 at Milwaukee: Did not play

Aug. 16 at Milwaukee: Did not play

Aug. 17 vs. St. Louis: Did not play

Aug. 18-20 vs. St. Louis

 

Adam Morgan - LHP (Philadelphia Phillies)

2017:

21 appearances, 0-1, 5.14 ERA, 35 IP, 39 hits, 20 runs (20 earned), 12 BB. 40 K, 9 HR allowed

 

This Week:

Aug. 14 at San Diego: Did not play

Aug. 15 at San Diego: Did not play

Aug. 16 at San Diego: 1.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 3 K

Aug. 17 at San Francisco: Did not play

Aug. 18-20 at San Francisco

 

Jimmy Nelson - RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

25 appearances (25 starts), 9-6, 3.74 ERA, 151.2 IP, 153 hits, 70 runs (63 earned), 38 BB. 169 K, 15 HR allowed, 2 errors

 

This Week:

Aug. 14: Off Day

Aug. 15 vs. Pittsburgh: Did not play

Aug. 16 vs. Pittsburgh: No Decision, 6.1 IP, 8 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 1 BB, 7 K

Aug. 17: Off Day

Aug. 18-20 at Colorado

 

David Robertson - RHP (New York Yankees)

2017:

44 appearances, 6-2, 14 saves, 2.25 ERA, 48 IP, 30 hits, 12 runs (12 earned), 13 BB, 68 K, 6 HR allowed,

 

This Week:

Aug. 14 vs. New York Mets: Win, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 3 K,

Aug. 15 vs. New York Mets: Did not play

Aug. 16 at New York Mets: Save, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K

Aug. 17 at New York Mets: Did not play

Aug. 18-20 at Boston

 

Josh Rutledge - Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

60-Day Disabled List (Concussion/Hip)

2017:

37 games, .224 avg. 0 HR, 9 RBI, 10 runs, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 9 BB, 31 K, 1 SB, 4 errors, .297 OBP

 

This Week:

Aug. 14 vs. Cleveland: Did not play

Aug. 15 vs. St. Louis: Did not play

Aug. 16 vs. St. Louis: Did not play

Aug. 17: Off Day

Aug. 18-20 vs. New York Yankees