Joba To Meet Tommy John Surgery Jedi
After getting an MRI on his injured right shoulder Tuesday, Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain is now scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.
Andrews is an acclaimed surgeon of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, and commonly performs Tommy John Surgery. Repairs of other ligament damage are also Andrews specialties.
On the year, Joba is 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA, 104 strikeouts, and a 1.26 WHIP in only 89 innings of work. He was taken out of his Monday start in the fifth inning with a stiff right shoulder. He underwent a series of tests Tuesday in Manhattan, and is now meeting with Andrews.
While meeting with Andrews is never a good sign for the fantasy baseball eligibility of an injured player, don’t do anything with Joba just yet. Keep him stashed on your bench until at least next week.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi noted that Joba will miss his next scheduled start this weekend, but wouldn’t commit to anything past that without further test results.