Thursday, August 07, 2008

Joba on Disabled List

via the OWH, Yankee starting pitcher (and former Husker) Joba Chamberlain has been put on the 15 day DL with shoulder tendinitis. Chamberlain, a budding star in New York, left Monday's game against the Texas Rangers in the fifth innning. He had an MRI the next day and flew to specialist Dr. James Andrews, inventor of the famous "Tommy John" elbow surgery.

"The initial take on Wednesday, which General Manager Brian Cashman relayed via media relations director Jason Zillo, is that doctors recommended that Chamberlain rest for at least one week and then begin a throwing program. He will remain in New York during that time and be evaluated regularly."

Chamberlain is 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA so far this season, his first as a starter after serving as eigth inning setup man for closer Mariano Rivera last year and for the first part of this season.

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