Joba heads home with father in critical condition, will miss at least three games

Updated: April 14, 2008, 11:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., -- Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain left the team after his father collapsed at his home in Lincoln, Neb., and the pitcher was placed on the bereavement list.

Harlan Chamberlain was hospitalized Monday at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. Hospital spokeswoman Jo Miller said the family requested no further information be released.

"He is currently in critical but stable condition," Joba Chamberlain said in a statement released by the team. ...

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