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Robertson returns, ready for anything

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DENVER -- David Robertson might know a little bit more about trade rumors including his name if the White Sox closer had a higher success rate when using Internet search engines.

"I try to look for a few articles, but I'm the worst Internet searcher there is," said Robertson with a laugh. "I feel like I can't ever find anything, and who knows what to trust when there is so many different venues out there.

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DENVER -- David Robertson might know a little bit more about trade rumors including his name if the White Sox closer had a higher success rate when using Internet search engines.

"I try to look for a few articles, but I'm the worst Internet searcher there is," said Robertson with a laugh. "I feel like I can't ever find anything, and who knows what to trust when there is so many different venues out there.

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"But obviously, like I said before, the team is going to make the decision. That's up to upper management if they are going to move me. If they don't move me, that's great. I'll stay here. I love it in Chicago. If they do, it's their decision and I'll have to move on with my life to a new team."

Robertson rejoined the White Sox at Coors Field after missing the Oakland series while on Major League Baseball's paternity list. Violet Grace was born Monday, joining big brother Luke along with David and his wife, Erin.

Erin was four or five days overdue, and Robertson admitted to being nervous at times with the impending birth of Violet and the trade possibility from the rebuilding White Sox.

"I'm definitely more at ease now that we've had our baby, now that we've had Violet. No matter what happens, we'll be fine," Robertson said. "We have her and we are going to settle in.

"If something happens, I'm assuming it's going to happen later on in the month, so at least we've had the baby. We are comfortable and set. After a certain amount of time, she will be able to travel if I do get moved to another team. If not, we stay here and it's great and fine for me."

With 12 saves, a 3.00 ERA and 44 strikeouts and 10 walks over 30 innings pitched, the veteran right-hander stands as the top closer available. He's earning $12 million this season and is under contract for $13 million in 2018.

Rehab updates

Miguel Gonzalez allowed three runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings during an injury rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte at Durham Thursday night. He struck out one and threw 47 of his 72 pitches for strikes. Gonzalez has been on the 10-day disabled list since June 18 (retroactive to June 15) with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder.

Tyler Saladino (back spasms) is 5-for-12 with one home run and three RBIs over four injury rehab games for Charlotte.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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