8/06/2008 04:54:00 PM

Joba Find A New Starter

Posted by Mark McCray |

George A. King III/NYPost.Com:

It looks like Joba Chamberlain is at least headed to the disabled list.

The Yankees have recalled pitcher Chris Britton from Triple-A, despite the fact he was sent down less than 10 days ago.

A player cannot be recalled after a demotion before 10 days have passed, unless his team needs him to replace an injured player.

With no other Yankees pitcher revealed to be injured right now, it seems Chamberlain, who is in Pensacola, Fla., today having his right shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews, is bound for the DL.

A diagnosis from Andrews likely would determine how much time the 22-year-old would miss, and if surgery is required.

The loss of Chamberlain for any length is a blow because he was emerging as a top-of-the-rotation force. He was 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA. Even with his poor outing Monday, Chamberlain was 3-1 in 12 starts with a 2.76 ERA.

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