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Akron Beacon Journal May 24, 2016

Indians RP Joba Chamberlain dealing with familiar injury

The Indians placed relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list on Monday with a strained left intercostal. Chamberlain had felt it a bit for a couple weeks, but it got worse after a pitch in Boston over the weekend. He didn’t improve Sunday or Monday, warranting a DL stint with the Indians entering a doubleheader and needing the spot. In his place, the Indians called up Ryan Merritt. Chamberlain is familiar with this type of injury, having dealt with it as recently as 2013. It grabbed at him enough in Boston for him to know he was nearing the point of needing to be shut...
Akron Beacon Journal May 23, 2016

Indians notebook: Relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain placed on DL; Michael Brantley, Carrasco Carrasco injury updates

CHICAGO: The Indians on Monday placed relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal and called up Ryan Merritt ahead of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. Chamberlain, according to Indians manager Terry Francona, has been sore for a couple of weeks but with him pitching so well, it wasn’t an issue. The last pitch Chamberlain threw in Boston on Saturday, though, was a little more painful. Chamberlain, who has a 1.92 ERA and 0.86 WHIP this season, didn’t improve much on Sunday or Monday. “We’re looking at at least 18 innings...

Indians place RP Joba Chamberlain on DL; Michael Brantley, Carrasco Carrasco injury updates

The Indians on Monday placed relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal and called up Ryan Merritt ahead of the doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox. Chamberlain, according to Indians manager Terry Francona, has been sore for a couple of weeks but with him pitching so well, it wasn’t an issue. The last pitch Chamberlain threw in Boston on Saturday, though, was felt a little more. Chamberlain, who owns a 1.92 ERA and 0.857 WHIP this season, didn’t improve much on Sunday or Monday. “We’re looking at at-least 18 innings [Monday],...
Plain Dealer May 23, 2016

Cleveland Indians place reliever Joba Chamberlain on DL, promote lefty Ryan Merritt to big-league roster

The club promoted southpaw Ryan Merritt to the big-league roster on Monday. The 24-year-old -- the only left-hander on the Indians' pitching staff -- replaces reliever Joba Chamberlain, who landed on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain.
Akron Beacon Journal May 21, 2016

Indians fall to Boston Red Sox 9-1, snap five-game winning streak

The Indians’ winning ways came to a halt on Saturday in a 9-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox starter Joe Kelly (2-0, 5.28) had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning until Juan Uribe ended the bid with a double. Behind starter Trevor Bauer (3-2, 4.31 ERA), the Indians trailed for most of the day. Bauer allowed four earned runs in five innings and didn’t record a strikeout. The Red Sox blew the game open in the seventh. With one out and the bases loaded, Joba Chamberlain induced a ground ball to Uribe that might have been an inning-double play, but Uribe threw home for the...
Akron Beacon Journal May 16, 2016

Indians report: Joba Chamberlain’s revamped focus on fastball is key to 2016 start

CLEVELAND: Joba Chamberlain parlayed a non-roster invitation to spring camp into a roster spot and has become, statistically, the most reliable arm in the Indians bullpen through the first six weeks of the season. The biggest reason for it is Chamberlain is throwing his fastball more often, and he’s throwing it with more conviction than in the past. Chamberlain entered Monday with a 0.79 ERA and 0.55 WHIP, both team-low marks, to go with more than a strikeout (13) per inning pitched (12⅔). He hasn’t pitched in as many high-leverage situations because he entered the season as a front-end...

A look at Joba Chamberlain’s revamped focus on his fastball, the key to his hot 2016 start

Joba Chamberlain parlayed a non-roster invite to spring camp into a roster spot and has become, statistically, the most reliable arm in the Indians’ bullpen through the first six weeks of the season. The biggest reason for it: Chamberlain is throwing his fastball more often, and he’s throwing it with more conviction than in the past. Chamberlain entered Monday with a 0.79 ERA and 0.55 WHIP, both team-low marks, to go with more than a strikeout (13) per inning pitched (12 2/3). He hasn’t pitched in as many high-leverage situations because he entered the season as a front-end...
Chronicle-Telegram May 15, 2016

Indians notes: Joba Chamberlain getting job done

CLEVELAND — Veteran relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain continued his sparkling start to the season with another dominant performance Sunday in the series finale against Minnesota. Chamberlain struck out all four batters he faced to lower his ERA to 0.71 in 12 games of his debut season with the Indians. The 30-year-old right-hander has allowed just Read More... The post Indians notes: Joba Chamberlain getting job done appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.
Plain Dealer May 12, 2016

Cleveland Indians reliever Joba Chamberlain can't throw 102 mph anymore, but at least he knows what he's doing on the mound

Chamberlain now considers himself a pitcher equipped with know-how and experience rather than with a fastball that zipped by too quickly to be seen by the naked eye.

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