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Yanks keeping watch on Joba's innings

Updated: August 12, 2009, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Joba Chamberlain's next start will be on seven days' rest as the New York Yankees try to limit his work in his first full season in the rotation.

Chamberlain pitched only 88 1/3 innings in the minors before he joined the Yankees in August 2007. He entered this season with 124 1/3 innings in the majors and can match that total for this season with just eight outs in his next start.

"We're just trying to be smart about it," manager Joe Girardi said. "We're not trying to overwork ...

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