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Joba Chamberlain | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / NYY
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Indians purchased the contract of RHP Joba Chamberlain from Triple-A Columbus.
Chamberlain was in Indians camp this spring on a minor league contract and pitched well enough to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. The veteran right-hander will start out in a mid-relief role for Cleveland. Apr 4 - 3:58 PM

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Indians manager Terry Francona informed Joba Chamberlain on Saturday that he has secured a spot in the club's Opening Day bullpen.

The 30-year-old right-hander was an extreme long shot at the beginning of camp. He posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7/5 K/BB ratio over his eight innings of Grapefruit League action. He's a non-factor in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 26 - 12:33 PM

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Joba Chamberlain is expected to make the Indians' Opening Day roster.

Chamberlain is in camp on a minor league deal and has really pitched well of late with five straight scoreless appearances. "He's had an excellent camp," manager Terry Francona said. "He came out (to Arizona) early and spent a lot of time getting in really good shape for this season. He is an unbelievably good teammate. . . it's exciting to see how he can potentially help us."
Mar 22 - 6:40 PM

Joba Chamberlain threw a scoreless inning of relief Sunday afternoon against the Brewers.

He gave up a leadoff triple to Martin Maldonado but struck out the next two batters and then induced a lineout from Jonathan Lucroy. It was an important bounceback outing for Chamberlain, who got pounded for three earned runs last Monday and then walked two batters on Thursday. He's hoping to win a spot in the Indians' bullpen.
Mar 13 - 6:52 PM

Indians signed RHP Joba Chamberlain to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

After recent stops with the Tigers and Royals, Chamberlain will stay in the American League Central. The 30-year-old posted a 4.88 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings at the major league level this season and will attempt to win a bullpen job in the spring.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Joba Chamberlain has elected free agency.

Chamberlain was pushed off the Royals' 40-man roster earlier this week and will officially hit the open market five days after the World Series. The 30-year-old right-hander registered a 4.88 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 27 2/3 innings this season between Detroit and Kansas City. He could have to settle for a minor league contract.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 02:16:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Joba Chamberlain for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Raul Mondesi, who will be on the Royals' active roster for the World Series. Chamberlain signed a minor league deal with the Royals back in August and appeared in six games down the stretch.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Royals purchased the contract of RHP Joba Chamberlain from Triple-A Omaha.

Chamberlain signed a minor league contract with the Royals in mid-August after getting released from the Blue Jays' Triple-A team. He wasn't doing so hot at Omaha either and probably won't see any high-leverage situations.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Royals signed RHP Joba Chamberlain to a minor league contract.

Chamberlain compiled a 4.09 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 22 innings with the Tigers before getting designated for assignment earlier in the season. He then struggled in five innings at Triple-A Buffalo for the Blue Jays before opting out of his deal earlier this week. He's nothing more than extra bullpen depth for the Royals.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Blue Jays released RHP Joba Chamberlain.

Chamberlain caught on with the Jays last month after the Tigers cut him loose and has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract after allowing 10 runs -- eight earned -- over five innings at Triple-A Buffalo. He'll now have the opportunity to sign on elsewhere, although it's possible Chamberlain might decide to shut it down with just a few weeks left in the minor league season.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 11:01:00 AM

Blue Jays signed RHP Joba Chamberlain to a minor league contract.

It's a good landing spot for Chamberlain, as the Jays have been seeking relief help for much of the season. The veteran reliever was released by the Tigers earlier this month after posting a 4.09 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 30 appearances. He should get a look with the big club before too long.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Tigers released RHP Joba Chamberlain.

Chamberlain was designated for assignment on July 3. In 30 appearances this season, he held a 4.09 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. The numbers aren't stellar by any stretch of the imagination, but he should draw interest from around the league.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Tigers designated RHP Joba Chamberlain for assignment.

Chamberlain pitched well for the Tigers last season and wound up resigning over the winter. He went on to post a 4.09 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 30 appearances and was particularly bad of late with eight runs allowed over his last seven games. He'll clear waivers and get a shot elsewhere. Detroit also designated Tom Gorzelanny for assignment as they shake up their bullpen.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Joba Chamberlain was lit up for four runs and six hits in the eighth inning while taking a loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

Joakim Soria never got into the game as the Tigers led a 6-3 lead slip away. It's the first obvious case of Joe Nathan's absence hurting the team this year. Maybe Nathan would have stumbled some in the ninth, but at least Soria would have turned the lead over to him.
Wed, May 6, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Joba Chamberlain gave up two runs and four hits in two-thirds of an inning Monday against the Braves.

This one had an October feel, what with Chamberlain being unable to get through the eighth inning. He's allowed seven runs and 17 hits in 7 2/3 innings this spring, striking out just two batters along the way. Perhaps it can be explained by his late start -- he didn't re-sign with the Tigers until Feb. 24 -- but there's no way the Tigers should use him in a key role in the early going.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 04:43:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Austin Adams