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Joba Chamberlain | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / NYY
Contract: view contract details
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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. Nov 10 - 12:13 PM

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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.
Jul 10 - 9:45 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.
Jul 4 - 4:05 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.
Jun 8 - 6:51 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.
Jun 6 - 10:22 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.
Jun 5 - 11:29 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.
Jun 4 - 3:49 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.
May 31 - 3:55 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.
May 29 - 10:26 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.
Apr 4 - 3:58 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.
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

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SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
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