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Joba Chamberlain | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / NYY
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Brewers released RHP Joba Chamberlain.
Chamberlain was trying to win a spot in the Brewers' bullpen as a non-roster invitee this spring, but he allowed 10 hits and walked five batters in his eight innings of work. The 31-year-old will look for another opportunity elsewhere. Mar 22 - 1:08 PM

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Joba Chamberlain allowed one run on three hits in an inning of work in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Angels.

The Brewers signed Chamberlain to a minor-league contract near the end of January. This probably wasn't the debut he was hoping for. The once promising right-hander failed to strike out a batter on the afternoon. If he can keep things together this spring, he should be in contention for a spot on the Opening Day roster. In 20 innings with the Indians last season, he posted a 2.25 ERA and 18/11 K/BB ratio.
Feb 25 - 6:38 PM

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

Chamberlain, 31, put up a solid 2.25 ERA and 18/11 K/BB ratio over 20 relief innings for the Indians last season but got released around midseason and didn't catch on anywhere else. He'll have to pitch his way onto the Opening Day roster again but has a decent shot at a middle relief job.
Jan 20 - 5:46 PM

Joba Chamberlain intends to pitch in 2017.

Chamberlain did not sign on with another team after getting released by the Indians in July, but he's been working out on his own and should find at least some amount of interest as a bargain-bin relief option in this weak pitching market. Chamberlain did have a promising 2.25 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 20 innings this season before Cleveland cut him loose.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 12:13:00 PM

Indians released RHP Joba Chamberlain.

The veteran right-hander refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus and is now a free agent. He pitched well in his 20 innings with the Indians, registering a 2.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 18/11 K/BB ratio over 20 innings of work. With so many teams in the market for bullpen help, he shouldn't be unemployed for long.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 09:45:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Joba Chamberlain for assignment.

It wasn't really deserved, as Chamberlain owns a 2.25 ERA in 20 appearances this season, but the Indians are in need of some fresh arms in their bullpen. Mike Clevinger and T.J. House were called up Monday.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Indians activated RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day disabled list.

Chamberlain had been on the shelf for the past two weeks due to a strained intercostal muscle. The 30-year-old right-hander returns to a 1 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 15/6 K/BB ratio over 14 innings.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Joba Chamberlain (intercostal) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

He was originally expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday, but the Indians will wait until after Cody Anderson's spot start on Tuesday. Chamberlain has been sidelined for the past two weeks with a strained intercostal muscle.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 10:22:00 PM

Joba Chamberlain (intercostal) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Chamberlain has missed the last two weeks of action with a strained intercostal muscle. He put up a 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 15/6 K/BB ratio over 14 innings before the injury.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Joba Chamberlain (intercostal) threw 20 pitches without issue during a simulated game on Saturday.

The veteran right-hander came away from the session feeling well. He has been sidelined since May 23 due to a strained intercostal muscle but appears to be getting closer to a return to the Indians' bullpen. Before landing on the shelf, he compiled a 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 15/6 K/BB ratio over 14 innings.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 03:49:00 PM

Joba Chamberlain (intercostal) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Saturday.

He tossed a bullpen session Monday without issue and will go through a similar workout Wednesday before facing live hitters. Chamberlain has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 23 with an intercostal muscle strain. He should be ready to return in early June if everything goes smoothly from here.
Tue, May 31, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Joba Chamberlain (intercostal) will throw a bullpen session Monday.

Chamberlain has missed the last week of action with a strained left intercostal muscle. It sounds like he could be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible or close to it.
Sun, May 29, 2016 10:26:00 AM

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.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 03:58:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 12:33:00 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."
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 06:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Manny Pina
3Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Scooter Gennett
3Yadiel Rivera
4Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Domingo Santana
2Michael Reed
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Jimmy Nelson
4Matt Garza
5Chase Anderson
6Wily Peralta
7Tommy Milone
8Taylor Jungmann
9Brent Suter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Corey Knebel
3Jacob Barnes
4Jhan Marinez
5Michael Blazek
6Carlos Torres
7Ryan Webb
8Tyler Cravy
9Joba Chamberlain
10Rob Scahill
11Hiram Burgos
12Andy Oliver