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Joba Chamberlain's Aching Shoulder May Have Officially Killed The Yankees' Post-Season Hopes

The above photo was taken a few weeks ago when Yankees' ace Joba Chamberlain popped into random Dunkin' Donuts in Manhattan to serve cold coffee-like beverages to unsuspecting customers. Maybe that's how he tweaked his shoulder. The 22-year-old ace-in-training is getting it looked at by Birmingham, Alabama specialist Dr. James Andrews, who is usually the last resort for damaged pitchers. The Yankees' haven't said that Chamberlain's MRI scans revealed any serious damage, but the speculation is that if he's seeing Andrews, the outlook is not good. Chamberlain will miss his next scheduled start. If the Yankees' do have to shelve Chamberlain for a significant period of time, they'll probably call up Ian Kennedy to replace him. One potential bright spot from this injury for the Yankees (and baseball fans everywhere) is that with all the team's pitching problems it may pave the way for a Carl Pavano comeback. The oft-injured, extremely expensive pitcher will make a rehab start for the Trenton Thunder tomorrow night, officially making him the richest man to ever step foot in Trenton, N.J. Joba Chamberlain to see noted orthopedist James Andrews [NY Daily News] Joba to get surgery [NYSportsSpace] Kennedy, Hughes May Save Yankees' Season [Newsday]


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