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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Joba Chamberlain goes to DL

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joba Chamberlain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees, who have not yet revealed the extent of his injured pitching shoulder.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Wednesday night's game against Texas that he had no updates regarding Chamberlain's examination by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Alabama. Chamberlain was sent to see Andrews after undergoing an MRI on his ailing right shoulder Tuesday. The 22-year-old right-hander was removed from Monday night's start against the Rangers in the fifth inning with stiffness in his shoulder.
Ian Kennedy was set to take Chamberlain's turn in the rotation and start Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels, the New YMork Daily News reported.

MY TAKE ON THIS. Looks like Chamberlain will eventually be relegated to the bullpen and middle relief until Mariano goes. However, I think that he will be shut down for the season and any ideas to use him would be senseless. I don't think that Yankees are going anywhere, especially with another arm biting the dust. They had him in middle relief, but got greedy. Lesson Learned? Yankees just plain out SUCK. Take that!!!

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