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08:17 AM ET 08.01 | The Yankees managed to add a significant arm after Tuesday's trading deadline. Fiery reliever Joba Chamberlain, who appeared lost for the season after suffering a freak ankle injury on a trampoline toward the end of spring training, rejoined the Yanks, giving their bullpen a needed boost for the stretch run. Chamberlain had been scheduled to make his final rehab appearance at Double-A, but he got the call back to the Bronx as he was arriving at the ballpark in Trenton after GM Brian Cashman dealt reliever Chad Qualls. ... [Chamberlain didn't pitch Tuesday] but he was back in the bullpen, waiting for Joe Girardi's call. "To be honest with you, I was more nervous now, today, than I was when I got called up," Chamberlain said.

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August 1, 2012  08:20 AM ET

I think most of Joba's problems are in his head............If he can fix that.............He will be OK........

August 1, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Is the whole "big name" thing another media swipe at his weight? The Yankees have to hope he'll make good because he's been too inconsistant to bring much in a trade.

August 1, 2012  08:48 AM ET

The Hut is back!

August 1, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Hut is back!

Sweet Joba The Hut !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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August 1, 2012  09:31 AM ET

I wish him well.

August 1, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Good timing....it sure won't hurt to have another live arm in the bullpen.

August 1, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Trampoline accident... this guy is the Yankees' version of Joel Zumaya.

August 1, 2012  10:26 AM ET

It's the hat!

August 1, 2012  11:35 AM ET

Never thought I'd say this, but I think that Joba's mental approach is much-needed by the Yankees. After coming off a couple of series where opposing pitchers have been noticeably more aggressive throwing inside to the Yankees lineup, Joba is one of the few pitchers on the staff who isn't afraid to send a message back. It's that time of the year for the Yankees to toughen up a bit, and I'm hopeful that Joba can give them a shot in the arm.

August 1, 2012  11:50 AM ET

Its great to have the Hut back but seriously I was expecting Cashman to bring another starter in to bolster the rotation

August 1, 2012  01:49 PM ET

Best of luck, Joba. It'll be nice to see you back on the mound soon.

August 1, 2012  03:17 PM ET

Joba the Sloth would be better of if he lost 40 lbs of fat off his rear end. Less stress on his womanly ankles. Is he allowed to bring his trampoline to the bullpen so he can practice twirling and jumping? Gotta make him feel at home!

August 1, 2012  04:13 PM ET

The real reason they brought him back was to balance out the bullpen bench. All season its been CC on one side and the rest of the pitchers on the other. With Joba balancing the other side, will give the other pitchers some more leg room.

August 1, 2012  06:49 PM ET

And this is going to help? Who is the big name they are talking about?

August 1, 2012  07:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The real reason they brought him back was to balance out the bullpen bench. All season its been CC on one side and the rest of the pitchers on the other. With Joba balancing the other side, will give the other pitchers some more leg room.

lol, good point. You hate to see a guy stand up, and the bench fling half the rotation up into the air like an out-of-control teeter-totter.

August 2, 2012  06:19 AM ET

Defiantly looked nervous on the mound the fans gave him a great ovation, he needs to get out their and pitch!

 
August 2, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The real reason they brought him back was to balance out the bullpen bench. All season its been CC on one side and the rest of the pitchers on the other. With Joba balancing the other side, will give the other pitchers some more leg room.

Your name is way funnier than your post.

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