Yankees will activate Joba in time for tonight’s game


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.

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

  2. JonS says:


  3. baravelli says:


  4. Gonzo says:

    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?

  5. JonS says:

    We traded Qualls for Joba and McGehee. Win!!

  6. Brian says:

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

  7. Got Heeeeeeem says:

    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.

  8. mryankee says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • 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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

      • Eddard says:

        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 says:

          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.

    • Why don’t the Yankees get all the players waaaaaah

    • Ralph says:

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

    • jjyank says:


      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?

  9. Eddard says:

    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.

  10. Darren says:

    I just grunted and farted in honor of Joba.

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

  11. CS Yankee says:


  12. Tom says:

    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

  13. stuart a says:

    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……

  14. amanda says:

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

  15. If you say so.. says:

    ..and the rebirth of our future closer begins.

  16. jjyank says:

    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.

  17. Alkaline says:


    What picture of Mr. C shall Mike use tonight?

    • vin says:

      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.

  18. to the track...to the wall..we are tied! says:

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

  19. Greg says:

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

  20. tyrone sharpton says:

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

  21. vin says:

    Haven’t seen anyone mention it yet…


  22. Brian S. says:

    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.

  23. Davey Vecchia says:

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

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