Yankees Nix Plan For Joba, Right-Hander Will Start On Normal Rest

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have scrapped their plans for Joba Chamberlain once again.

Manager Joe Girardi says Chamberlain will start on normal rest for the remainder of the season beginning with Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Girardi says the Yankees still plan to hold down the right-hander's innings by taking him out of some starts earlier than usual.

Chamberlain has been getting extended rest between some starts since the All-Star break because the Yankees are so concerned about the 23-year-old's workload in his second full season in the majors.

Girardi made the announcement before the Yankees' game against Chicago on Friday night. Chamberlain says he's excited about the change.