Report on Joba Chamberlain: bruised right knee
The Yankees have announced that X-rays taken on Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain’s right knee were negative. Officially, he is listed with a bruised right knee.
Chamberlain left his start in the first inning on Thursday after being struck with a line drive. The right-hander started his evening against the Orioles with a strikeout of Brian Roberts before Adam Jones drilled a hard line drive back up the middle, striking him near the right knee.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi and trainer Gene Monahan attended to Chamberlain on the field and initially allowed him to stay in the game after several warmup pitches.
Chamberlain then allowed a single to Nick Markakis and another hit to Aubrey Huff before Girardi and Monahan returned to the field, removing Chamberlain. He was relieved by right-hander Alfredo Aceves, who threw 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.