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Yankees Take Next Step in Destroying Joba Chamberlain’s Career

it was all for nothing.

The innings limits, the pitch limits, the extra days off between starts the Yankees forced Joba Chamberlain to undergo during the second half of 2009—that rendered him impotent come the playoffs—under the guise that they were "protecting his arm" so that he could at long last become a full fledged starter this season...it was all a lie.

Tossed aside because of 3 2/3 spring innings.

That's how long it took for Joe Girardi to forget the past two years, during which Chamberlain went 12-7 with a 4.18 ERA as a starter and Phil Hughes went 3-6 with a 6.03 ERA as a member of the rotation, and name Hughes the fifth starter for 2010.

Joba struggled mightily in his first two appearances this spring, ...

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