Joba Chamberlain RUMORS & NEWS

  • Royals bring up ex-Tiger Joba Chamberlain

    Detroit News "The Kansas City Royals have purchased the contracts of right-handed relievers Joba Chamberlain and Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha on Monday. Chamberlain, who is 25-21 with seven saves in 359 big league appearances with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, was 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA with the..." September 08

  • Joba Chamberlain released by the Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Joba Chamberlain, who signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays after being released by the Tigers last month, has now been released from the Triple-A team by Toronto. Chamberlain was awful at Triple-A, allowing 10 runs in five innings, and had an opt-out clause in his contract." August 14

  • Blue Jays To Sign Joba Chamberlain To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league deal with reliever Joba Chamberlain, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports on Twitter. The 29-year-old was released recently by the Tigers. Chamberlain owns a 4.09 ERA in 22 innings on the year, but there were some suggestions that he may have..." July 22

  • Joba Chamberlin released by the Tigers

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers DFA’d Joba Chamberlain a week ago. Unlike his DFA Mate, Tom Gorzelanny, Chamberlain did not accept an assignment to Toledo, nor did the Tigers manage to trade him. As such he was given his unconditional release this afternoon and he’s now a free agent. Old people may remember when..." July 11

  • Emotional Joba confident he'll find another team

    Detroit News "Just like he was throughout his time with the Tigers, through the high times and the low times, Joba Chamberlain stood before his locker and graciously, thoughtfully and at times emotionally, answered every question Friday. "This is just another chapter in the experience of my life,"..." July 04

  • The Tigers have designated Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Chamberlain has been profoundly unreliable, particularly of late. He has made 30 appearances on the year, posting a 4.09 ERA and an ugly 1.682 WHIP while striking out 15 and walking five in 22 innings. The Tigers likewise DFA’d Tom Gorzelanny, who has an even worse 6.38 ERA in 30 appearances of..." July 03

  • Tigers standing by struggling Chamberlain

    Detroit News "If you thought Joba Chamberlain was going to be sitting in front of his locker with his head in his hands, you've never met him. Chamberlain is in the midst of a mystifyingly bad stretch. He gave up three home runs in the eighth inning Wednesday to a Pirates team that hits very few home runs...." July 02

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Joba Chamberlain spotted in #Tigers’ camp. In agreement with club on one-year, major-league deal, pending physical, per source.

  • Joba Chamberlain is being pretty choosy

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that Joba Chamberlain “has rejected multiple offers from teams he did not want to join.” Which, while he was decent enough in lower leverage situations last year, is somewhat surprising considering he’s, you know, Joba Chamberlain." January 30

  • Tigers sign Joba Chamberlain

    Hardball Talk "Free agent right-hander Joba Chamberlain is leaving the Yankees to sign with the Tigers, according to Ken Rosenthal of Buster Olney of says it’s a one-year, $2.5 million contract. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski is always looking to add high-velocity arms and..." December 12

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Diamondbacks have offered Joba Chamberlain a one-year deal worth close to $3 million.

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Source: Cubs and Royals are among the suitors for Joba Chamberlain. Doesn't sound like anything is imminent with either, however.

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    Sweeny Murti @YankeesWFAN

    More than a dozen teams have inquired on Joba Chamberlain. No surprise, Yankees are NOT one of them. Has plenty of suitors though.

  • Joba can relate to Harvey’s elbow dilemma

    New York Post "Having been in a similar situation two years ago Joba Chamberlain has been following the Matt Harvey elbow saga. Like Harvey Chamberlain really never felt pain in the elbow that was diagnosed as a torn medial ligament which is different than Harvey’s tear in the right ulna collateral..." September 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    AL exec: “Yanks aggressively pushing Joba, Hughes. Joba could happen soon to NL team.” Source says #Yankees talking on both, nothing close.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: The #Phillies are NOT one of the teams pursuing the #Yankees’ Joba Chamberlain.

  • Sources say Braves, Giants interested in Yankees' Chamberlain

    New York Post "According to a pair of American League talent evaluators, the Braves and Giants have an interest in Joba Chamberlain. Braves scout Jim Fregosi watched Chamberlain pitch a scoreless inning Friday night in Baltimore, when his fastball was clocked in the mid-90s. The Giants sent scout Lee Elder..." July 02

  • MLB Trade Deadline Notes: Hughes, Chamberlain, Nolasco, and more

    New York Daily News "Given their depth in the rotation and bullpen, and their need for a bat, it seems like a tidy little solution for the Yanks to look into moving Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, both of whom will be free agents -- and both of whom have been rendered less important this year by inconsistent..." June 24

  • Yankees' Chamberlain, Hughes could be on trading block

    New York Post "Whenever the subject of deals involving recognizable names is broached in May, the response is standard across baseball: “Nothing really happens until the draft is over,’’ is the canned phrase throughout the AL and NL. That doesn’t mean the swapping will immediately begin at tomorrow’s..." June 07

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Based on roster surplus and thin relief market, it wouldn't be a surprise at all if NYY swapped Joba Chamberlain sometime before July 31.

  • Joba Chamberlain activated from disabled list

    New York Daily News "The last time Joba Chamberlain made news, he was being shushed by Mariano Rivera. Tuesday, the hard-throwing reliever was activated from the disabled list, giving him a chance to make some noise with his arm for the first time in a month. Chamberlain missed exactly a month with a strained right..." May 29

  • Joba eyes DL return today

    New York Post "Having passed a final test Saturday in Tampa and being free of discomfort Sunday and yesterday, Joba Chamberlain expects to be activated from the disabled list today. Chamberlain hasn’t worked since April 27 because of a strained right oblique muscle. He made one minor league rehab start for..." May 28

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees activate Joba Chamberlain from DL, designate David Huff for assignment.

  • Joba Chamberlain not ready to return

    North Jersey "Joba Chamberlain (right oblique) needs another rehab assignment after throwing a scoreless inning Tuesday for Class AAA Scranton. "I’m just going to continue to make sure everything is strong around [it], so this doesn’t linger for a while," Chamberlain said. "It’s one of those things where you..." May 17

  • Joba half-heartedly clears air with Rivera

    New York Post "Even though Joba Chamberlain apologized to Mariano Rivera yesterday for talking rudely to the Yankees icon Saturday, Chamberlain said he wouldn’t do anything differently if given a mulligan. On Saturday, Rivera was in the Yankees’ dugout before a 3-2 win over the Royals talking to people about..." May 13

  • Joba Chamberlain digs in after tiff with Mariano Rivera

    USA Today "Apparently, Joba Chamberlain never learned to pick his battles. And the New York Yankees reliever had an uphill climb in front of him after a verbal spat with his teammate, renowned closer Mariano Rivera. Rivera asked Chamberlain, who was chatting nearby, to keep it down as he wound up a..." May 12

  • Joba Chamberlain disses Mariano Rivera after Yankees closer asks him to quiet down

    New York Daily News "Apparently the Joba Rules didn’t include a chapter on class. Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera exchanged tense words in the dugout before Saturday night’s game, as Chamberlain took exception to Rivera instructing him to quiet down while the closer chatted with reporters about an emotional event..." May 12

  • Joba Chamberlain throws bullpen session, could return from disabled list early next week

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw a bullpen session before Friday’s game with Kansas City, taking a positive step forward in his rehabilitation from a strained oblique muscle. Chamberlain is eligible to return on Monday. He may be ready right around then, barring a setback. Manager Joe..." May 11

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    The Yankees placed Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list with a right oblique strain.

  • Joba Chamberlain becomes latest Yankee added to disabled list

    Bombers Beat "Joba Chamberlain is the latest Yankees player to hit the team’s crowded disabled list. The right-handed reliever has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, the team announced on Thursday. Chamberlain, 27, had no record and a 3.86 ERA in 10 appearances for New..." May 02

  • Texas Rangers are scouting Joba Chamberlain

    New York Post "Sensing the Yankees might have bullpen depth, the Rangers are following Joba Chamberlain. Don Welke, a senior special assistant to Texas general manager Jon Daniels, was at Steinbrenner Field on Monday specifically to watch Chamberlain pitch an inning against St. Louis. Chamberlain gave up a..." March 13

  • Yanks have had it with Joba’s look-at-me act

    New York Post "When David Wells was a Yankee, you could all but predict when he would utter something audacious. Just listen for the quiet. Wells was uncomfortable with silence around him. It was as if he lacked the confidence people would notice him unless he was making himself the center of attention. In..." February 28

  • Joba Chamberlain revisits debate about starting, even if Yankees don't plan on it

    Newark Star-Ledger "Perhaps Joba Chamberlain wanted to remind people of his capabilities. Perhaps he hoped to frame his case as an impending free agent. Perhaps, less than a week into the Yankees’ Grapefruit League schedule, he was just bored. Whatever the reason, Chamberlain chose the visitors clubhouse at Bright..." February 27

  • The Real Joba Chamberlain Debate

    Pinstriped Bible "Starter, closer or middle relief? For as long as he has worn pinstripes, Joba Chamberlain's role on the Yankees' pitching staff has been the subject of intense debate, which the righty himself re-ignited yesterday. Although GM Brian Cashman brushed aside Chamberlain's remarks, perhaps he should..." February 27

  • Girardi, GM dismiss Joba’s talk of starting or closing

    New York Post "Joba Chamberlain will neither start nor close games this season for the Yankees unless things go terribly wrong with other pitchers. However, the thought of doing one of those jobs is dancing inside Chamberlain’s head as he enters his final season before free agency. After a brilliant inning..." February 27

  • Joba Chamberlain Will Be a Free Agent Middle Reliever

    Pinstriped Bible "Joba Chamberlain is going to be a free agent at the end of this season. He just reminded everyone of that. What Joba is saying is that he thinks he can be more valuable than a middle reliever because middle relievers don't make a lot of money. He wants to be a starter or he wants to be a closer...." February 26

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    Bryan Hoch @

    OK, you ready for this? Joba Chamberlain brought up the idea of starting again.

  • Joba Chamberlain, Kevin Youkilis shake hands at Yankees spring training camp

    New York Daily News "There were no hard feelings as Kevin Youkilis and Joba Chamberlain greeted each other Friday morning in the Yankees clubhouse, but there was plenty of talk about mustaches. The former rivals finally met face-to-face as Youkilis made his second visit to Steinbrenner Field. Both players professed..." February 16

  • Yankees Joba, Youk reach foe-gone conclusion

    New York Post "A text message Joba Chamberlain received from Kevin Youkilis appears to have put an end to whatever lingering bad blood the two may have shared. Not long after Youkilis signed with the Yankees to take Alex Rodriguez’s place at third base, Chamberlain left his new teammate a voicemail. And at a..." February 06

  • Joba still waiting to hear from Youkilis

    CSN Baltimore "As the Yankees turn … They haven't even reported to spring training yet and there is drama. If you assumed Kevin Youkilis' transition from longtime Yankees nemesis while with the Red Sox to new teammate in New York would be seamless, assume again. Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain reached out..." January 24

  • Youkilis not dissing Joba

    New York Post "Kevin Youkilis got the message, but wasn't sending one to Joba Chamberlain by not returning his call, the Yankee third baseman's agent said yesterday. A day after Chamberlain acknowledged he left Youkilis a voicemail last month in an attempt to heal old wounds — and never heard back — Youkilis'..." January 24

  • Yankees avoid arbitration with reliever Joba Chamberlain

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees avoided arbitration with reliever Joba Chamberlain, announcing a one-year agreement worth a reported $1.875 million. Chamberlain, 27, missed most of the 2012 season due to a trampoline accident that caused an open dislocation of his right ankle. Chamberlain returned from the grisly..." January 18

  • Yankee pitchers Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Boone Logan and David Robertson file for arbitration

    Newark Star-Ledger "Pitchers Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Boone Logan and David Robertson filed for arbitration Tuesday afternoon, the Major League Baseball Players Association announced. In total, 133 MLB players filed and will be asked to exchange salary figures with their respective clubs by Friday. If the..." January 16

  • Joba calls to welcome Youk

    New York Post "Joba Chamberlain attempted to be the first Yankee to welcome Kevin Youkilis to The Bronx yesterday when he phoned the third baseman with the likely intention of clearing the air. The initial try resulted in Chamberlain leaving a voice mail for Youkilis, who officially will become a Yankee when..." December 13

  • Yankees' Joba Chamberlain looking forward to quiet and injury-free offseason

    New York Daily News "Joba Chamberlain is not looking at 2013 as a season during which he has to prove himself. The Yankees' hard-throwing right-hander is not heading into next year with any special preparation or goals. For the first time in his career, the 27-year-old is just looking forward to a normal spring..." November 09

  • Joba: I'll be healthy for camp

    New York Post "Understanding whose body we are talking about, something can break between now and pitchers and catchers reporting to Tampa in February. Yet, in the second week of November, Joba Chamberlain is looking forward to reporting to spring training under no restrictions caused by injury. And he..." November 09

  • Yankees vs. Orioles: Joba Chamberlain avoids more misfortune

    Newark Star-Ledger "For once, a pitcher so familiar with bad luck felt fortunate. "Thank God it didn't hit me in the head," Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain said after his team's 2-1 loss in 13 innings to the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4 of the ALDS tonight. "It got me in the elbow. That's better than the other..." October 12

  • Yankees' Joba Chamberlain hit with broken bat as his bad luck continues

    New York Daily News "Joba Chamberlain can consider himself … the unluckiest man … on the face of the earth. The star-crossed reliever was forced to leave Thursday's game when he was clipped on his surgically repaired right elbow by a broken bat at the start of the 12th inning of the Yankees' 2-1 loss in 13 to the..." October 12

  • Joba laughs through the latest pain

    New York Post "In a grim Yankees clubhouse late last night, their season on the brink once more, Joba Chamberlain assumed the role of team comedian, cracking one self-deprecating joke after another as he and his teammates digested a brutal, 13-inning, 2-1 loss to the resilient Orioles at Yankee Stadium. It..." October 12

  • Joba's starting to heat up

    New York Post "Joba Chamberlain rejoined the Yankees on Aug. 1, but he didn't resemble the flame-throwing reliever they had been looking for all season. A month later, he may be. Chamberlain had one of his most dominant — and important — outings in years in yesterday's 13-3 win over the Orioles. He pitched..." September 10