Joba ready to start playing

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Since we all love Joba Chamberlain around here, I’m not sure how this slipped by our radar. Last week, when the Yankees announced that Matt De Salvo would be starting today’s game, Brian Cashman also let it slip that Joba Chamberlain would be pitching soon for Single-A Tampa.

This story comes from The Journal-News:

Cashman also said that 2006 first-round pick Joba Chamberlain was ready to join the rotation for Single-A Tampa. He hit 97 mph in a recent extended spring training camp. Chamberlain was slowed by a hamstring strain.

So I’m sure we’ll be seeing him in Mike’s Down on the Farm reports this week. And thus ends the mystery of Mr. Chamberlain’s recent whereabouts. Hopefully, one day, we’ll have a Dellin Betances spotting too.

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  • Mike A.

    I saw that article last week, but frankly, it was about the 4th time this year I heard he was going to be on the mound for Tampa “early next week.”

    Maybe it’s true because it came form Cashman, but I’m in full blown I’ll believe it when I see it mode.

  • Mike R.

    I heard that the plan was to bump Ian Kennedy to Trenton. Maybe Joba takes his spot in the rotation.