‘Unfinished Business’ Big Factor in Chamberlain’s Return To Tigers

CBS Detroit

By Ashley Dunkak

LAKELAND, FLA. – Joba Chamberlain could have made more money elsewhere, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday. Chamberlain, one of the team’s steadiest relievers in 2014, came back to Detroit in part because he felt badly about the way the 2014 season ended.

Over his first 41 appearances for the Tigers, Chamberlain turned in an ERA of 2.63, and he recorded 40 strikeouts and 12 walks. Over his next 28 appearances, Chamberlain had an ERA of 4.97, and he struck out 19 and walked 12.

His struggles continued into the postseason, when during the American League Division Series he gave up three hits and four earned runs in two appearances that, combined, lasted only one-third of an inning.

“I didn’t finish the season the way I wanted to, and we have unfinished business as a team, and I personally do,” Chamberlain said Tuesday morning outside the…

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