Joba Chamberlain dislocated his ankle while jumping on a trampoline with his son

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Face meet palm:

He’s still in the hospital and will be for several days. According to Curry, Brian Cashman keeps saying it’s “a significant injury,” seems distressed, and can’t say what the time frame for recovery is. But really, you have to assume it will be very long. UPDATE: Yup, it’s all of 2012.

This while trying to come back from Tommy John surgery. Just totally snakebit. Assuming snakes sit on trampolines, waiting to bite you.

Angels sign Chris Young to one-year deal

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The Angels went on a Chris binge yesterday. In addition to signing Chris Carter to a minor league deal they signed Chris Young — the outfielder Chris Young, not the pitcher Chris Young — to a one-year contract. Young will make $2 million with incentives that could make the pact more valuable.

Young, 34, hit .235/.322/.387 with seven home runs in a part-time role last season with the Red Sox. He’s historically been a plus defender and has handled all three outfield positions in the past, but he’s really a corner guy/platoon DH these days. Not that the Angels need a center fielder. Rumor has it that they have a pretty decent one.