Former Husker pitcher Joba Chamberlain, trying to make the move from setup man to starter for the New York Yankees had to leave in the fifth inning after experiencing shoulder discomfort.
Chamberlain left Monday’s start vs. the Rangers after 4 2/3 innings with tightness in his right shoulder, and almost certainly will miss his next start. Though the actual severity of his injury is not yet known, Chamberlain will fly to New York early Tuesday morning for testing.
After the ballgame, manager Joe Girardi said it’s a muscle problem, judging from where Joba was pointing while on the mound with the trainers. See the video. Girardi would not speculate as to how long Job could be out, but he did say it was likely that he would miss his next start.
Chamberlain is 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA this year in 32 appearances with 12 of those being starts.