Joba Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the New York Yankees due to rotator cuff tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.
The club said Chamberlain will rest for about a week before beginning a throwing program. Chamberlain had gone to see noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews after undergoing an MRI on his ailing right shoulder Tuesday.
The bad news for Yankees' fans:
It's a typically conservative treatment program for the Yankees and allows for the possibility he returns this year. But it is also worth noting that when Jorge Posada went on the disabled list in April, his injury was also termed rotator-cuff tendinitis -- and he wound up needing labrum surgery.I hadn't remembered that, but yep, that seems to be the case. Posada never got right, and now stands to miss the rest of the season and maybe some of next year too. Here's hoping that Joba is on a different track.
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