|Aug. 17 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET0:58 ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST12:28 AM VEN8:58 UAE11:58 PM CT-Chamberlain agreed to a minor league contract Sunday with the Kansas City Royals, the American League Central leaders, and will report to Triple-A Omaha.
Analysis: Chamberlain, a 29-year-old right-hander, is 25-21 with a 3.89 ERA in 359 games in the majors with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. He was 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA in 30 relief appearances this season with Detroit. Chamberlain was a Nebraska teammate of Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, who is on the disabled list.
|July 3 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-The Detroit Tigers have designated veteran relievers Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment and activated catcher Alex Avila off the disabled list.
Analysis: Chamberlain struggled all season as Joakim Soria's set-up man. In his last seven games, including six Tigers losses, he had a 14.40 ERA and allowed opponents to post a .444 batting average with four homers in five innings.
|Feb. 24 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Chamberlain is back for a second season with Detroit after agreeing to a $1 million, one-year deal.
Analysis: The right-hander was a free agent this offseason, and although the Tigers ended up bringing him back, it doesn't look like his role will be quite the same, at least initially. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year, but he struggled down the stretch, posting a 4.97 ERA after the All-Star break and allowing four earned runs over two postseason appearances.