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Chamberlain likely out for the season

June 9, 2011 at 8:36 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said Thursday pitcher Joba Chamberlain would likely miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right elbow.

The reliever was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with what was originally thought to be a strained muscle in his throwing arm.

Further examination Thursday, however, revealed a much more significant injury. Girardi said the ligament tear means Chamberlain will probably require what has become known as Tommy John surgery -- named after the first pitcher to undergo a ligament transplant operation.

Chamberlain has a 2.83 ERA in 27 games this season with a 2-0 record. He has not allowed a run in eight straight appearances.

He is in his fifth season in the majors, all of them spent with New York.

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