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ESPN: Joba Chamberlain Agrees to Join Tigers

Jim McIssac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Detroit Tigers and relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain have agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, according to ESPN.

After being called up by the New York Yankees as a 21-year-old reliever in 2007, Chamberlain has spent all seven years of his career in the Bronx.

The Yankees turned Chamberlain into a starting pitcher during the 2008 season.  He went 4-3 with a 2.60 ERA that year, providing hope that he would help the team win for a long time.

Injuries and ineffectiveness during the following five seasons are the main reasons why the Bronx Bombers were not interesting in retaining him, however.

Chamberlain appeared in 45 games for the Yankees last season and posted a 4.93 ERA and 1.74 WHIP.

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