I was starting to wonder if Joba Chamberlain was getting the same stall treatment I thought Ivan Nova was last week. Thankfully this time the Yankees were nice enough to announce his activation from the DL before I wrote the post and made myself look like a double jackass.
The Yanks activated Joba this afternoon after a few MiL rehab assignments and I believe 2 comebackers that hit him during said assignments. With the number of players still going down these days, it only makes sense to bring Joba back and have him get hit with a pitch in a Major League game. David Huff was DFA'd to clear a spot on the active roster and in the suddenly chock full bullpen that has Mo, D-Rob, Logan, Claiborne, Kelley, Warren, Nova, and now Joba. That's a lot of innings to go around.
As an added bonus, the Yankees have now opened up 2 spots on their 40-man roster. They'll need them as the rest of the injured core continues to heal. Now let's see where Joba fits back into the bullpen pecking order. They certainly haven't been hurting without him.