Joba Chamberlain Injury: Updates on Yankees Pitcher's Elbow

Darin PikeContributor IOctober 12, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees talks to Joba Chamberlain #62 after he was hit by a broken bat during Game Four of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 11, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Joba Chamberlain had to leave in the 12th inning of the ALDS between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles. He was hit in his pitching elbow by the barrel of Matt Wieters' bat.

The Yankees hoped Chamberlain would be able to remain in the game. He took a few practice throws off the mound, but the swelling was too much and he was replaced by David Phelps.

Baltimore scored a run off of Phelps the following inning, grabbing a 2-1 win in 13 innings.

The early injury report from Bryan Hoch, MLB.com writer for the New York Yankees, brings good news for the Yankees should they advance to the ALCS.

X-rays negative on Joba Chamberlain. Yankees are calling it a right elbow contusion for now; will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 12, 2012

More information should be available on Friday after Chamberlain is re-evaluated. Bleacher Report will keep you posted with updates as they become available.

Chamberlain allowed one hit and had a strikeout in one inning pitched in his first postseason appearance of 2012. He appeared in just 22 games this season, following an ankle injury during preseason.

His first appearance came on August 1. Chaberlain allowed 10 earned runs in 20.2 innings pitched for a 4.35 ERA.

Chamberlain was 1-0 with no saves and four holds. He was averaging just over one strikeout per inning with 22 on the season.

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— It's a long season. (@mighty_flynn) October 12, 2012