According to @Ledger_Yankees (Newark Star-Ledger’s NYY-related Twitter feed), Yankees RHP Joba Chamberlain has a torn ligament in his elbow and could be out for the remainder of the season.
Update via Mark Feinsand -
Joba Chamberlain has a torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Joe Girardi delivered the news shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday during his pregame press conference.
Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a strained flexor tendon, but the Yankees sent him for a dye-contrast MRI exam on Thursday. The test revealed the ligament tear.
Chamberlain has not reported any severe pain or problem, so the discovery of a tear was a surprise for the Yankees and the reliever. Surgery has not been set, as Girardi said he thought Chamberlain would visit orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.
“I think he’s a little confused by it all,” Girardi said.