The Yankees have lost yet another player to injury. Right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain, the team announced. The move is retroactive to April 28.
During a conference call with reporters, GM Brian Cashman called it a "mild" strain and indicated Chamberlain suffered the injury while warming up on Tuesday. The righty underwent tests on Thursday.
Chamberlain, 27, has pitched to a 3.86 ERA with nearly as many walks (six) as strikeouts (seven) in 9 1/3 innings this season. He missed most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons with Tommy John and ankle surgeries.
The Yankees have now used the DL an MLB-high 11 times this year. Joba joins Alex Rodriguez (hip), Derek Jeter (ankle), Mark Teixeira (wrist), Curtis Granderson (forearm), Michael Pineda (shoulder), Ivan Nova (triceps) and Francisco Cervelli (hand) on the DL, among others.