Pete Abe reports that the Yanks have now officially placed Joba Chamberain on the bereavement list and have recalled Jonathon Albaledejo from Scranton.
According to George A. King III, Joba will be away from the team at least 3 games but says there is no limit on how many games a player can be away from the team under MLB rules.
I know Wikipedia isn't the most reliable source for information, but it contradicts King and says that Joba can be away from the team for a maximum of 7 games under the bereavement rules:
The bereavement list may be used when a player finds it necessary to leave the team to attend to a serious illness or death in his (or his spouse's) immediate family. A player placed on the bereavement list must miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven games. The team can use another player from its 40-man roster to replace a player on the bereavement list.
Personally, I think Wikipedia is right and King is wrong (it wouldn't be the first time) because I recall another Yankee put on this list within the last couple of years. I'm sure we'll get confirmation on this sometime later today.
In other roster news, Chad Moeller has been recalled from Scranton and Wilson Betemit has been placed on the 15-day DL with a case of conjunctivitis (pink eye).