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44 Joba Chamberlain RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/250 | Birthdate: 9/23/1985 | Birthplace: Lincoln, NE | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: Nebraska | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $1,875,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 427.71
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Struggles continue for Joba Chamberlain in Detroit debut


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain gave no indication that the personal regression that began in 2012 was about to reverse itself in his first outing with his new team Tuesday night.

Chamberlain took the loss after his team had rallied to tie the game with two out in the ninth. He walked Chone Figgins to open the inning before giving up a two-out double to Carl Crawford that gave Detroit its second loss of the season.


Joba Chamberlain lacking velocity in first appearance


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain was lacking velocity in his first appearance with the club, according to ESPN.

Chamberlain only hit 89-91 mph during the appearance. He averaged 94.6 mph on his fastball last year. It's still early in the spring, so there's a chance he can improve on his velocity. Chamberlain posted a 4.93 ERA in 42 innings last year.


Bruce Rondon, Joba Chamberlain in running for setup job


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) The Tigers have been set at closer since signing Joe Nathan. But their setup situation has yet to be resolved. Newly acquired Joba Chamberlain and 2013 disappointment Bruce Rondon are battling for that spot.

"Right now, [they] are probably the two guys in my mind who you think about as eighth-inning guys for the team," Brad Ausmus told MLive.com on Saturday. "Performances will determine who actually ends up being the eighth-inning guy. That being said, it could change once you move into the season. ... Even if I know coming out of spring training who that is it doesn't mean it's going to stay."


Joba Chamberlain reports to camp in better shape


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain has reported to camp a little slimmer, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Chamberlain joined the team in the offseason after spending the first seven years of the his career in New York. Chamberlain has proven to be an effective setup man when healthy, but injuries have limited his playing time the past three seasons.

In 45 games, Chamberlain posted a 4.93 ERA last year. 


Tigers reach deal with Joba Chamberlain


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/12/2013) ESPN reports that the Tigers have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with reliever Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain could earn more through performances bonuses.

The right-hander used to be one of the top setup men in the game but has struggled with injuries and inconsistency over the last few years. He had a 4.93 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 8.1 stirkeouts per nine innings in 45 appearances for the Yankees last season.


Tigers, Astros in on Joba Chamberlain


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/11/2013) According to Yahoo! Sports, the Tigers have an interest in signing free agent reliever Joba Chamberlain. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros are also looking into signing the former Yankee.

In his seventh and most recent season in New York, Chamberlain made 45 appearances and posted a 4.93 ERA.


Diamondbacks have made an offer for Joba Chamberlain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) The Diamondbacks have made an offer for pitcher Joba Chamberlain, according to ESPN.

The offer is said to be a one-year deal worth $3 million. The 28-year-old Chamberlain had a 4.93 ERA in 42 innings last season. 


Yankees have long list of free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who were extended qualifying offers, and starting pitcher Phil Hughes, who was not, the Yankees have had several players file for free agency, including starting pitcher Andy Pettitte, designated hitter Travis Hafner, shortstop Brendan Ryan, third baseman Kevin Youkilis, relief pitcher Boone Logan, first baseman Lyle Overbay, relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain and first baseman Mark Reynolds. Pettitte is expected to retire.

Tigers searching for reliever, not interested in Joba Chamberlain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) The Tigers have been impressed with Joaquin Benoit's work out of the bullpen but are still looking for help on the trade market.

The club has scouts watching the Marlins, Brewers, Padres, Mariners and Astros this weekend, but it has not expressed any interest toward Joba Chamberlain, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler reports. The Yankees have been shopping Chamberlain before the trade deadline, according to a recent report from FOXSports.com. Chamberlain has a 5.75 ERA in 20 1/3 innings.

Report: Yankees shopping Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) The Yankees are shopping pitchers Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, according to FoxSports.com.

Chamberlain could be moved to a National League team soon, according to the report. A source said that while the Yankees were discussing both pitchers, nothing was close. 

Chamberlain has a 5.75 ERA in 20 1/3 innings. Hughes has a 4.55 ERA in 95 innings. 


Report: Giants, Braves show interest in Joba Chamberlain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Sources said the Giants and Braves have shown interest in trading for Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, according to the New York Post. Since coming off the disabled list May 27, Chamberlain's velocity has been in the mid-90s, however, he has posted a 7.36 ERA in 11 games in that span.

Joba Chamberlain activated; David Huff designated


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) The Yankees activated Joba Chamberlain off the disabled list Tuesday before a game against the Mets, YES reports. To make room, reliever David Huff was designated for assignment. 

Huff was picked up off waivers from Cleveland within the last week. He appeared in one game for the Yankees and allowed a run on a hit and two walks over an inning with a strikeout. 

Chamberlain will be available in relief Tuesday. He last appeared in a game for the Yankees April 27 and has been out with an oblique injury. 


Joba Chamberlain coming back Tuesday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain said Monday that the plan is for him to be activated off the disabled list Tuesday, Newsday reports. 

Chamberlain appeared in an extended spring training game Saturday. He pitched two innings and was deemed ready to return. 


Joba Chamberlain make extended spring training appearance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury, threw two innings and 24 pitches in an extended spring training game Saturday.

He also took a grounder off his right calf, but manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com that Chamberlain had no discomfort. Chamberlain could be ready to return next week.

Joba Chamberlain to throw two innings in extended spring game


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain will throw two innings in an extended spring training game Saturday, The Star-Ledger reports.

Chamberlain said his injured oblique felt good after he threw Wednesday. The Yankees will wait to make their next move with Chamberlain until they see how the oblique reacts to Saturday's workload. He could be ready to return in about a week.


Joba Chamberlain might be week away from returning


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (oblique) could be ready to come off the disabled list toward the end of next week, according to ESPN. Chamberlain pitched during an extended spring game Wednesday and is expected to need a few rehab outings before activation.

Joba Chamberlain throws in extended spring training


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw 13 pitches during an extended spring training inning Wednesday, the Journal News reports. 

"Felt good," manager Joe Girardi said. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow." 

Chamberlain will make at least two rehab outings and won't come off the DL until next week at the earliest. 


Joba Chamberlain closing in on rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain will make a rehab appearance in Tampa Wednesday, the Journal News reports. That said, he won't be activated off the disabled list right away. 

Manager Joe Girardi said he expects Chamberlain to make at least two rehab outings. He won't be off the DL until at least next week. 

"I don't know if it will be the weekend," Girardi said. "I think he'll probably do two turns, then we'll evaluate and make sure he's doing OK." 


Joba Chamberlain feeling good, nearing rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2013) Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain is nearing a rehab assignment after throwing a long-toss session Saturday, MLB.com reports.

"Everything's good," Chamberlain told MLB.com. "I'm just getting everything around it strong so we can get it done with and not let it linger. I'll continue to play long toss, throw a bullpen and get back going on rehab.

"To take a few extra days isn't the worst thing in the world," he said.

Chamberlain has a 3.86 ERA in 9 1/3 innings.


Joba Chamberlain to remain on rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (oblique) is not ready to come off the 15-day disabled list, so he will make another rehab outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Chamberlain allowed two hits in a scoreless inning during a rehab outing Tuesday.

Joba Chamberlain could return Thursday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (oblique) is eligible to come off the disabled list, ESPN reports. Chamberlain might do just that on Thursday. 

Chamberlain started Tuesday's game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He threw one scoreless inning and allowed two hits without striking out a batter.


Joba Chamberlain starts Triple-A game


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, who is out with a strained right oblique, started Tuesday's game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, MLB.com reports. 

Chamberlain threw one scoreless inning. He allowed two hits and did not strike out a batter. The Yankees are expected to assess his situation based on his performance Tuesday. 


Joba Chamberlain to make rehab outing Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (oblique) told reporters Sunday he will start Tuesday's game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He said the team will assess his status following Tuesday's rehab appearance.

Joba Chamberlain might be back by Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (oblique) will throw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday. If all goes well, then he will pitch for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, according to the New York Post.

If all goes according to plan, then Chamberlain could be ready for activation off the disabled list by Thursday.


Joba Chamberlain eyeing Tuesday return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2013) Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (oblique) completed another bullpen session without any setbacks prior to Friday's series opener against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Chamberlain is scheduled to throw another session on Sunday and could be ready to return as early as Tuesday, which is his first day eligible to be activated from the disabled list.

"I wouldn't imagine that he would need much," Girardi told the Star Ledger. "If he’s OK Sunday, I wouldn't imagine he would need much more than that."