Getting away from the limelight in New York, and all the stress and expectations that come with it, might be just what Joba Chamberlain needs to get his career back on track. He logged 42 innings last season, the most he has pitched since 2010. He’s had Tommy John surgery, surgery on his ankle, and suffered a strained right oblique. But getting a fresh start with a new team isn’t what has Chamberlain excited.
Via Jason Beck on Twitter:
New-look Joba Chamberlain: "I can have a beard now. I'm excited about that. First time in my life." pic.twitter.com/TO3fX2boui
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) January 25, 2014