Update: NYPost reports that "Joba will be put on 15 day DL with rotator cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder and nobody knows if the rising star will pitch again this season."
Every NY news outlet has reported that Yankees ace Joba Chamberlain flew down to Florida to seek a 2nd opinion from renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for his stiff shoulder.
A friend of mine, who is good friends with a girl who knows Joba Chamberlain well, has told NYsportSpace.com (aka me) that Joba's "first opinion" doctor at Columbia University recommended that he undergo surgery on his shoulder.
So take it for what it is, a somewhat credible rumor.
Your probably wondering, "WTF does a 'somewhat credible rumor mean and why should I trust it?' Well, you don't have to do anything but as the Daily News
also speculated "Players aren't typically sent to see Dr. Andrews unless their tests show some type of damage, leaving Chamberlain's availability for the remainder of the season in doubt."
It's not like the first doctor Joba saw was Dr. Nick Rivera
, he was at Columbia University...a "somewhat credible university" Common sense says that the Yankees are just delaying the inevitable.