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06/10/2011 05:28 pm ET | Updated Aug 10, 2011

Joba Chamberlain To Undergo Tommy John Surgery Next Week

New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain will apparently undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday, according to manager Joe Girardi.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, according to ESPN. However, the exact location of the surgery, likely Alabama or Pensacola, Fla, is unknown.

"This sucks," Chamberlain said. "There's no way to sugarcoat it. It's something I didn't expect with no pain. The most frustrating part is not being there for the team. [But] everything happens for a reason. I'll come back and be even stronger."

With Joba joining the disabled list alongside Rafael Soriano and Pedro Feliciano, the Yankees are left with only three relievers, David Robertson, Boone Logan and Luis Ayala, as set up men for Mariano Rivera, according to the New York Daily News.

According to ESPN, general manager Brian Cashman has said that the torn ligament in Chamberlain's elbow will keep him out for 10-14 months.