With ownership attempting to trim payroll down to a meager $185 million, many are concerned that 2012 will be the fall of the “Evil Empire” New York Yankees. Well, if that is the case, then I suppose you can chalk David Robertson’s injury up to foreshadowing.

Robertson suffered a “midfoot sprain” yesterday after falling down the stairs in his home. According to Robertson, he missed a stair while carrying an empty box out to the recycling bin. The Yankees have taken precautionary measures with their reliever, sending for an MRI and placing a walking boot on his leg to prohibit any harmful mobility.

Robertson made his first All-Star Game last year, finishing the season 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA and 100 strikeouts as the Yankee’s primary 8th inning pitcher. 2012 is a paramount season for the 26 year old, as many speculate it will serve as a tryout for the Yankees’ closer job with Mariano Rivera having hinted that this will be his final season.