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Already out for season after elbow surgery, Joba Chamberlain had an appendectomy too

Jul 18, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

New York Yankees pitcher Chamberlain poses during media photo day at the team's spring training camp

Somewhat buried in the news about Yankees backup infielder Ramiro Pena undergoing an emergency appendectomy this morning is George King of the New York Post reporting that Joba Chamberlain had an appendectomy recently as well.

Chamberlain went under the knife two weeks ago, according to King. He was already out for the season (and possibly most of next season) following Tommy John elbow surgery and apparently the Yankees didn’t bother telling anyone about the appendectomy.

In fact, even now King quotes “a source” for his Chamberlain info.

  1. sdelmonte - Jul 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Do teams get discounts for multiple appendectomies?

  2. Old Gator - Jul 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    I need to find Len some species of THIN TOADS to work with. Let me check with Madagascar – back soon.

    • Utley's Hair - Jul 18, 2011 at 4:52 PM

      That was a pretty funny movie.

  3. joshftw - Jul 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Now he just needs an Oblique injury to complete the 2011 injury trifecta.

    • cur68 - Jul 18, 2011 at 6:54 PM

      Too bad you can’t sprain fat.

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