Chamberlain agreed to a minor league contract with the Indians on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training. Chamberlain made appearances with the Tigers and Royals in 2015, recording a 4.88 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 27.2 innings between the two clubs. Considering the Indians seemingly lack of depth in the bullpen, the 30-year-old has a decent to open with the team out of spring training, but it's unlikely Chamberlain will be placed in enough high-leverage pitching opportunities to make him fantasy relevant.
The Royals have announced that veteran reliever Joba Chamberlain will elect to become a free agent. This seemed likely after the Royals waived him prior to the start of the World Series. Chamberlain will now have an opportunity to sign with another club during the offseason. He will likely earn a minor league contract from a bullpen-needy team, but it remains to be seen if he can gain a foothold with a major league club in 2015.
Chamberlain was designated for assignment Tuesday. Chamberlain made just six appearances with the Royals after the club signed him to a minor league deal in the beginning of September, posting a 7.94 ERA and 1.765 WHIP in 5.2 innings. The 30-year-old will have the opportunity to become a free agent if he so chooses, but it's unclear what kind of interest he might receive on the open market after a dismal 2015 campaign.
The Royals announced Monday they have purchased the contracts of pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Louis Coleman, and to make room on the roster, they have designated for assignment pitcher Johan Pino and infielder Dusty Coleman. Chamberlain was signed by the Royals after being released by the Tigers and Blue Jays this season. He has an 0-2 mark with a 4.09 ERA in 30 games this year. Coleman has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Royals, although this will be his first time with the parent club in 2015.
The Royals have signed floundering veteran pitchers Wandy Rodriguez and Joba Chamberlain to minor league deals, per MLB.com. Rodriguez, who was released by Texas early this month, was let go after allowing 24 runs in his last 21 2/3 innings pitched. Chamberlain was let go Friday by the Blue Jays without receiving a chance to pitch for them. LHP Wandy Rodriguez and RHP Joba Chamberlain have been signed by the #Royals to minor league deals