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Robertson just fine with whatever role

Rafael Soriano will be activated either Wednesday or in time for Friday's game. Whenever he is activated, where he pitches will be a major topic. 

Joe Girardi wasn't ready to say after Tuesday night's victory but he certainly didn't sound in a hurry to remove David Robertson from the role he's excelled in.

"First thing is, let me get him [Soriano] back and then we'll make decisions as the game goes on," Girardi said. "We need to get him pitching well, that's the bottom line, and get him comfortable. He had four [rehab] outings, which is not a ton of outings, it's somewhat of a short spring training. We feel that we need him, and then I'll make those decisions." 

Robertson, who struck out two batters after coming in with the bases loaded and none out in the eighth inning, lowered his ERA to 1.54. Before Chone Figgins' grounder, Robertson had struck out 10 straight with the bases loaded. He said after the game whatever the role, he'll be happy with it.

"Not going to bother me at all," he said, asked what his reaction would be if Soriano is put back in the setup role. "I'm here to help the team win, whether it's the fifth inning, the seventh inning, whatever."

As for the news of the night -- CC Sabathia's run at a perfect game/no-hitter -- count Robertson among those thinking the lefty was done in by the rain delays and would have recorded a historic outing had they not occurred.

"I think so," Robertson said. "He was locked in today. He pitched his *** off." 

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