Yankees put David Robertson on DL; Rafael Soriano new closer

David Robertson reacts after giving up a three-run

David Robertson reacts after giving up a three-run home run to Matt Joyce. (May 9, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

BALTIMORE -- For the second time in less than two weeks, the Yankees lost their closer.

David Robertson, Mariano Rivera's replacement, hit the disabled list Tuesday.

Robertson was sent back to New York in the morning and he was diagnosed with a strained left oblique, an injury the reliever said he first felt after Friday's appearance against the Mariners.

"We don't think it's too...

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