Yankees will activate Joba in time for tonight’s game

Yankees acquire Casey McGehee
Game 103: The Return of Joba

In the wake of the Chad Qualls-Casey McGehee trade, the Yankees will activate Joba Chamberlain off the DL in time for tonight’s game. He was scheduled to make what was likely his final minor league rehab appearance with Double-A tonight. The Yankees need another non-matchup reliever in the worst way, and Joba certainly fits the bill. Welcome back, big guy.

Yankees acquire Casey McGehee
Game 103: The Return of Joba
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek/ Roadgeek Adam

    No. 62 is back where he belongs, with us. Welcome back Joba.

  • JonS


  • baravelli


  • Gonzo

    Sorry if this is off topic, but a friend just e-mailed me and said Andy is going in for cell therapy. Did I miss something?

    • RetroRob

      He was at a Verizon store.

  • JonS

    We traded Qualls for Joba and McGehee. Win!!

  • Brian

    Well done, Joba. We have to give him a ton of credit for working so hard, and getting back here quicker than everyone anticipated.

  • Got Heeeeeeem

    I hope he pitches tomorrow on probably the only regular season game I’ll go to this year! Imagine his reception coming from the pen. Welcome back big guy.

  • mryankee

    Why am I not excited about McGhee? or whoever the fuck he is? If they win the division they will lose to Anaheim in the first round. Weaver, Haren, Greinke, Wilson, done deal. That is why you improve even when your strong. Did the Angels need Greinke? no but they improved a strength. Now we are depending on A fraud? Sorry boys the Yankees as constituted are not good enough.

    • Short Porch

      Mr. Crankee, more like it. I’ll be enjoying watching this season and the playoffs, come what may. Anything else is a bonus, a gift.

      We might have mortgaged the future for a rental, but we didn’t. Good with that.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      so then stop watching, and by extension you have no need to comment on this board any more. Seriously if you’re giving the Yankees zero shot at getting out of the LDS then why are you even bothering to watch the games?

      If you look earlier today, I said that I felt moves had to be made, not because I didn’t think the Yankees COULDN’T win but that it would make the road much easier if they added some pieces

    • Eddard

      Last year the Phillies had Lee, Halladay, Hamels and Oswalt and they lost to a WC team that needed a miracle collapse to even get into the playoffs. There is no guarantee.

      • Rahul

        I completely agree with Eddard. I get so annoyed by comments like the one at the top of this comment chain. The fact is that baseball is a sport in which the on-paper names don’t really matter in the playoffs or in playoff contention (aka Miami Marlins). Injuries happen throughout the long schedule and slumps are inevitable for even the best. Stop whining about the Yankees deadline and just watch the games to see what happens

        • not that mike

          Thats not the point – the point is that some teams are building on a strength, and the Yankees are not.

          That is frustrating, especially since a) the Yanks usually made and were criticized for making such moves (rich getting richer etc) and b) they Yanks have done nothing to round out or improve the offense of their team since last year.

          Do any of the critics think the Yanks have a better chance of winning the WS than last year?

          • Tremont

            I don’t think you can go crazy trading prospects to add pieces to bolster your chances to succeed in the playoffs. It’s just too hard to predict. The Angels aren’t even guaranteed a wild card, let alone their division. They are in a much different situation than the Yankees who are probably going to win the AL East comfortably.

    • Get Phelps Up

      The Angels might not even be in the playoffs past the WC game.

      • Eddard

        Exactly. They could very well get one of the WCs and get matched up against Verlander. Anything can happen in one game. The Greinke trade was a big move to win the division, not to get a WC. If they win the division then we wouldn’t see them in the 1st round anyway.

        • CS Yankee

          No doubt.

          Also, give the Angels some credit though…they had Bobby & Vernon burning up payroll while saving the lumber mixed with some great starters. This year they aquire Albert, Wilson and get Zach come the deadline, mixed with Trout & Trumbo…they now look great on paper.

          Could very easily pass Texas and earn the best record. Yankees might be better served with the second best record (assuming they get healthy) and roll thru the Central winner.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

      Why don’t the Yankees get all the players waaaaaah

    • Ralph

      We don’t have force trade on. Need to buy the full version for commissioner mode.

    • jjyank


      Really? Are you so knew to this whole “baseball” thing that you don’t understand that the best team often does not win the world series anyway? If they have no chance at all, why do you bother following the team?

  • Eddard

    Jobber coming back is certainly a boost to the bullpen. We can now set up the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings with Joba/Logan, Drob, and Soriano. Very good news.

  • Darren

    I just grunted and farted in honor of Joba.

    Seriously, that’s an amazing recovery, he must of worked his ass off.

  • CS Yankee


  • Tom

    Good to see the big guy back… I still think the Yankees are one reliever short with 3 “OOGY’s” – while Phelps could fill that role he’s also the long man.

    They could use a Corey Wade 1-2 inning type guy (circa 2011). Phelps could do this but then the Yankees should probably have a long man and one less OOGY.

    Of course this is more a reg season need, so not that big a deal unless the race gets close

  • stuart a

    good news all around. tex miss only a few games. mcgehee is a decent player (better then Nix) and joba back.

    also bye bye qualls(he stinks).

    good day since the yansk were never going to try to get a stud like J Upton……

    • jjyank

      Wasn this the most positive comment ever made by stuart?

      • Get Phelps Up

        stuart and Eddard are both making sense in this thread!

        Something very strange is happening.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle
          • jjyank


            Well played, sir.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              My favorite part is the dust particles flying up right before he gets incinerated. Seriously though. One of my favorite .gif’s of all time.

        • jjyank

          The curse of McGehee.

          …or blessing. Yeah, that.

  • http://aol amanda

    YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • If you say so..

    ..and the rebirth of our future closer begins.

  • jjyank

    Welcome back Joba.

    Watching him pitch always brings me back to the 2007 stretch run. I was delivering pizza for the summer after my freshman year of college and one time Joba got called into a close game right as I was pulling into someone’s driveway. I was so excited for Joba that I let the pizza get cold as I refused to leave until the inning was over.

  • Alkaline


    What picture of Mr. C shall Mike use tonight?

    • vin

      I got the image in my head. Both arms bent after a strikeout (fist pump without the pump), mouth open with a scream, hat brim straight as an arrow. Missed the s-o-b.

  • to the track…to the wall..we are tied!

    The best move any team made today. Welcome back, Jobber!

  • Greg

    McGehee takes Qualls’ roster spot. Whose spot does Joba take? Tex?

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I think Joba’s taking Quall’s spot and McGehee is going to take Pena’s tomorrow?

      • vin

        It’s gotta be that.

  • tyrone sharpton

    Amazing. The guy has gotten hurt a lot in his career, but he recovers amazingly fast. Kudos to him

  • vin
    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Two different people mentioned it in the two previous threads. It sucks, poor kid, hopefully he managed his money properly and doesn’t have to get a job like the rest of us poor shmucks.

  • Brian S.

    OT but according to Jayson Stark 2 teams in the last 30 minutes thought that Carlos Lee was going to the Yankees but he wouldn’t waive his NTC again.

    • Ralph

      We can only imagine the horror that might have been.

  • Davey Vecchia

    Hopefully we can get Garza thru the waviers! CC, Kuroda, Garza, Pettitte, Nova and move Hughes to the pen! thatd be great!

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Phil Hughes is a STAHTING PITCHA!!!!!!!!!!!


      No, seriously, he’s been great since about the beginning of May.

      • Rick in Philly

        If it comes down to Nova vs. Hughes right now, I’d have to lean towards Hughes.

      • RAB Expert

        I wouldn’t say great. He’s only been very very good.

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        And not to mention significantly better than Nova.

        They only have the same ERA because Hughes was so putrid in April.

    • Fin

      Petite had some sort of set back, so who knows if he will be back to pitch in the playoffs. I would say Hughes has been noticibly better than Nova for awhile. Its a toss up though if the Yankees had to pick between the 2 as I think Hughes could be a force out of the pen if needed, moreso than Nova.