New rules: Joba to Detroit

NEW YORK -- It's hardly a surprise, but the Joba Chamberlain Era in the Bronx has apparently come to its official end.

According to ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney, Joba signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers worth $2.5 million.

I'll have more details as they become available but Chamberlain, the sensation of the second half of the 2007 season as a rookie, clearly fell into the Yankees' doghouse this season, both on the field (2-1, 4.93 ERA, a 5.6 walks-per-9 innings ratio and 1.738 WHIP) as well as off, after his verbal altercation with Mariano Rivera.

Joba's career numbers as a Yankee: 23-14, 3.85, 1.383 WHIP and, for the man once considered a shoo-in to be Mo's successor, a total of five saves.

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