Yankees Chamberlain to Have Tommy John Surgery

Yankees RHP Chamberlain to have Tommy John surgery

      NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain is scheduled
to have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow next
week.
      Chamberlain has a torn ligament in his right elbow and is
expected to be sidelined for at least a year. New York manager Joe
Girardi says Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure Thursday.
      In other injury news affecting the Yankees, catcher Russell
Martin was out of the lineup again Friday night against Cleveland
because of a stiff back. Francisco Cervelli was behind the plate,
and Girardi says he hopes Martin will be able to play this weekend.
      
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