Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees’ crowded disabled list.
The reliever has a strained oblique on his right side and will be put on the DL retroactive to April 28. He’ll become the 10th player on New York’s disabled list.
“He showed up yesterday at the ballpark early complaining of some mild pain on his right abdomen,” Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said Thursday. “When he was in the bullpen, warming up the night before, he felt something.”
“It seems like it’s possible it could resolve within the two weeks but I can’t certainly guarantee it. Joba is a pretty miraculous healer, more so than anybody I’ve seen. He does get hurt, but when he does he usually bounces back pretty quick.”
David Robertson, another right-hander reliever, also had a scan Thursday on a knee that has pain where the hamstring attaches. Cashman said Robertson is day to day.
Rodriguez, recovering from hip surgery on Jan. 16, has been running at full speed and has been cleared to start workouts Monday at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. Teixeira, injured March 5 while with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic, also will report next week to the minor-league complex, where Granderson has started hitting in extended spring training.
Around the leagues
The Milwaukee Brewers have activated infielder Jeff Bianchi from the 15-day disabled list. … Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy was scratched from Thursday night’s start against the Texas Rangers because of back spasms. … The Toronto Blue Jays put pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right triceps and recalled right-hander Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Buffalo. … The Miami Marlins recalled outfielder Matt Diaz from Triple-A New Orleans and activated infielder Adeiny Hechavarria from the 15-day disabled list. … The San Diego Padres recalled right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson and optioned LHP Robbie Erlin to Triple-A. … Minor-league manager Daren Brown was added to the Seattle Mariners coaching staff. The Seattle Mariners announced the move on Thursday. Earlier this week, third-base coach Jeff Datz, former manager of the Aeros, announced he had been diagnosed with cancer and could be missing time while he seeks treatment options.