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Joba Chamberlain placed on DL by Yankees

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain taking part in fielding

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain taking part in fielding drills in practice during spring training at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Feb. 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Another one bites the dust.

The Yankees announced that right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, adding yet another injury to a season full of them. The DL stint is retroactive to April 28.

Chamberlain is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and one save in 9.1 innings this season.

He'll be the 10th member of the Yankees 40-man roster currently on the disabled list, joining the Angels and Marlins for most in the majors.

Chamberlain, Ivan Nova (right triceps inflamation), Mark Teixeira (torn tendon), Kevin Youkilis (spine sprain) and Curtis Granderson (fractured forearm) are on the 15-day DL while Alex Rodriguez (right hip), Derek Jeter (left ankle), Francisco Cervelli (fractured hand), Michael Pineda (anterior labral tear) and Cesar Cabral (stress fracture in elbow) occupy the 60-day list. Phil Hughes was on the 15-day DL with a bulging disc earlier in the season. There are 168 players on teams' 40-man rosters currently on the disabled list -- the Yankees' wounded contingent makes up 5.9 percent of that total.

The Yankees bullpen currently consists of closer Mariano Rivera, set-up man David Robertson, Vidal Nuno, Boone Logan, Shawn Kelley and Adam Warren.

Tags: Joba Chamberlain , Yankees

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