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.