"As many of you know, my family is dealing with a serious, personal medical condition involving my father Harlan. He is currently in critical but stable condition. We cannot express how much we appreciate the enormous amount of love and compassion that has been shown to my family by so many.
"I also want to thank my teammates and my manager for giving me so much support when I have needed it most. Their actions are the reason I was able to reach my father's side as quickly as I did. I ask that you please afford my family the privacy that it needs to deal with my father's condition appropriately. In turn, I will provide updates through the Yankees as they become available to me."
Joba releases statement