The Yankees lost a game – and Joba Chamberlain – on the same night in Texas.
Dan Giese has replaced Darrell Rasner in the rotation. This notebook also has updates on Xavier Nady, Melky Cabrera, Phil Hughes, Jason Giambi, Mark Melancon and the American Idle, Carl Pavano.
Pudge Rodriguez is quickly getting acclimated to the Yankees.
Joba Chamberlain is flying back to New York this morning and will be at New York Presbyterian Hospital later today for an MRI.
The Yankees, if they follow their usual practice, will have the MRI read by some specialists around the country. In other words, we won’t learn much until later in the day.
Keep in mind, shoulder injuries of any sort demand cautious treatment. Chamberlain is arguably the most important player in the organization and the Yankees won’t let him pitch again until they are assured this injury won’t lead to something more serious.
The last thing you want is him altering his mechanics in some way to compensate. Jorge Posada believes that his minor lat strain in spring training is what led to his labrum issues.