Chamberlain leaves in fifth inning with stiff right shoulder

ARLINGTON, Texas -- New York Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain was removed from the game Monday night against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning with what the club announced was a stiff right shoulder.

Trailing 5-4 in the fifth, Chamberlain gave up a two-out single to Marlon Byrd. When Chamberlain got back on the mound, assistant trainer Steve Donohue and manager Joe Girardi ran onto the field to check on Chamberlain.

Chamberlain could not continue and was replaced by Edwar Ramirez.

The Rangers had taken a 5-4 lead earlier in the inning on Michael Young's three-run homer.

Chamberlain gave up all five earned runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. His ERA jumped from 2.24 to 2.63.