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Joba to pitch in relief Sunday

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He'll audition for a playoff role. I suppose it's to see whether he'll join the LDS roster as a reliever. If he doesn't perform well, we may not see him until the LCS (God willing).

For at least one day, the Yankees are putting Joba Chamberlain back in the bullpen.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the club has reconsidered its stance and plans to take a look at Chamberlain for one inning of relief in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rays, in what could be an audition for a playoff roster spot.

"I think it can give you a better idea of what you're going to get," Girardi said. "Will it be necessarily what you're going to get during a series? It may not tell you that. But I think it will give you a better idea."

Now, expectations should be tempered. We probably won't see the late-2007 Joba, but we'll hopefully see a more confident pitcher, similar to the metamorphosis Phil Hughes has gone through this season.