Joba Chamberlain Has A Torn Ligament In His Elbow, May Need Tommy John Surgery

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NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has a torn ligament in his right elbow, likely ending his season and requiring Tommy John surgery.The Yankees announced the injury before Thursday night’s game against Boston. A test earlier in the day revealed the tear.

New York put Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a stiff elbow. Chamberlain and the Yankees said they were stunned when the exam showed the severity of the injury.

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