Originally written February 06, 2013 on NESN.com:
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TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain says he’s received a text message from new teammate Kevin Youkilis and hopes whatever tension existed between the two is past. Chamberlain and Youkilis were at the center of recent Red Sox-Yankees battles, with Youkilis getting a taste of Chamberlain’s inside fastballs several times. Youkilis agreed to join the Yankees in December, though, and Chamberlain left him a voicemail welcoming him to the team. At first, Chamberlain did not hear back, but on Tuesday, he said he had received a text from his new teammate at last. “It’s one of those things where people made it a bigger deal than it was,” Chamberlain said after working out at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “There’s nothing to it. There’s nothing between us. I’m glad to have him on our side. We’re two grown men. We’re playing on the same team. Our one goal is to win.” A three-time All-Star, Youkilis takes over at third base from Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to be sidelined u
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