Joba to DL

The Yankees bullpen has taken another hit, as the club has placed reliever Joba Chamberlain on their 15 day disabled list.  An MRI Wednesday showed a strain in Chamberlain’s throwing arm.

Before the injury, the 25 year old had seemingly found his groove.  Chamberlain has not allowed a run over his last 8 appearances spanning 9.2 innings.  He carries a 2.83 ERA with him to the DL.

Before his solid run, Chamberlain had been fairly inconsistent in 2011.  His ERA hovered around the 4.00 mark, climbing as high as 4.91 in late April.

Chamberlain joins $35 million man Rafael Soriano on the Yanks DL.

New York will reportedly shut down Chamberlain 10-14 days before he starts a rehab throwing program.

The reliever shared his frustration over the timing of the injury with reporters Wednesday.

“It’s hard when you’re throwing the ball well, and you’re doing the things you need to do to help the team win,” Chamberlain said. “That’s the most frustrating part, that I let the team down.”

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