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Joba to Heat Up the Bronx?

Former Husker pitcher Joba Chamberlain is quickly being converted from a starter to a reliever at AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, with the plan to promote him to the majors, perhaps as early as this weekend.

Joba has risen through the minors quickly, going from class A Tampa, AA Trenton, and now AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  In 15 starts, he's 9-2 with a 2.56 ERA.  And with the Yankees bullpen in flames, the Yanks are hoping Joba can salvage their season.  Just before today's trade deadline, the Yanks sent workhorse reliever Scott Proctor to the Dodgers.  Clearing a roster spot perhaps?

Joba's metoric rise through the Yankee farm system is a story definitely worth following!  Actually, the whole Joba Chamberlain story is a great story...starting with his father, his start at Nebraska-Kearney, transferring to the Huskers and blossoming.  And just when you think it couldn't get any better...it does...