Joba Chamberlain released by the Blue Jays

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Joba Chamberlain, who signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays after being released by the Tigers last month, has now been released from the Triple-A team by Toronto.

Chamberlain was awful at Triple-A, allowing 10 runs in five innings, and had an opt-out clause in his contract.

He was actually a decent middle reliever for the Tigers, posting a 3.71 ERA and 74/29 K/BB ratio in 85 innings in 2014 and 2015, but “decent middle reliever” when viewed through the prism of his sky-high expectations as a Yankees prospect is why Chamberlain seems to get a lot more criticism than most pitchers with his ERA.

He’ll latch on somewhere else as a potential setup man, although perhaps not until the offseason.