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New York Yankees: The Rise and Fall of Joba Chamberlain

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From a pitching phenom in 2007 to an injury-plagued potential minor league pitcher in 2012, how did the Yankees Joba Chamberlain go from hero to nearly zero?

When Chamberlain came up from the Yankees farm system in 2007 he was lights out. Every time he came into a game, he was sure to get the outs he needed.

People all across the baseball world were amazed at this kid who could throw in the high 90s and strike out nearly everyone he faced. At the end of the 2007 season, he played 19 games and had an earned run average of 0.38 while striking out 34 batters in 24 innings.

Chamberlain looked to be the perfect set-up man, and in the future, the potential successor for Mariano Rivera. But what changed?

Well, in 2009, ...

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