Another one bites the dust. In a season unlike any in recent memory, another Yankee is heading to the disabled list – this time it’s reliever Joba Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, 27, has been diagnosed with a strained oblique, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. The move is retroactive to April 28.
Injuries are nothing new for Joba, who has seen his fair share over the course of his short career. Two years ago he was sidelined with Tommy John surgery. While rehabbing his elbow, he suffered a freak ankle injury while playing on a trampoline with his son.
This season, Joba has pitched okay – 3.86 ERA, 7 Ks in 9.1 innings. Manager Joe Girardi has used him primarily in the seventh inning, leading up to David Robertson and Mariano Rivera. General Manager Brian Cashman will hold a press conference to discuss the injury at 3:30 pm EST.
Yankees announce that Joba is going on the DL, right oblique strain, retroactive to April 28th.