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Joba Changing It Up

It wouldn't seem likely that a pitcher who is 5-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his first 51 professional innings would want to change much on the mound. But despite the fact he can light up the radar gun, and even though he reached the Double-A level after just seven starts in A-ball, Joba Chamberlain says developing his changeup is at the top of his priority list.

Signing too late last season to make his professional debut and missing the first month of the 2007 campaign with a hamstring injury, the Yankees still promoted Joba Chamberlain to Double-A after just seven starts for the Tampa Yankees. "No," he said when asked if he expected to move this quickly. "It was a good surprise. If you had asked me last year if I would be in Double-A in less than...

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