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For Joba Chamberlain, the time is now

Chamberlain must step up in relief, or else he could be headed out of town

Updated: April 6, 2010, 12:35 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- The Yankees desperately want Joba Chamberlain to be their eighth-inning man, which means we have officially moved from the Joba Rules to the Joba Roles. What role can Joba handle in the bullpen?

The Yankees are a $200 million machine -- but if the bridge to Mariano Rivera collapses, the Red Sox and Rays could fly by in the standings, and it is not inconceivable that the Yankees could miss the playoffs. That is the pressure on Chamberlain's right shoulder.

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