When Joba Chamberlain injured his ankle during a freak trampoline accident, it looked like he'd miss most of the 2012 season, if not all of it. But the right-hander -- who was already rehabbing from Tommy John surgery -- is coming along quickly.
Joba Chamberlain's line today in Bradenton: 1 IP, 0 hits, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 unearned run. 23 pitches. His fastball topped out at 97— Newsday Sports (@NewsdaySports) July 10, 2012
That would be the Gulf Coast League Yankees against the Gulf Coast League Pirates, so it isn't the highest-possible competition, but the important details are that he threw a baseball in some capacity, and he threw it hard. That's unquestionably good news.
The Yankees' bullpen has been beset with injuries this year, as they've lost both Mariano Rivera and David Robertson in addition to Joba. But they don't care. They never care. They're always good. Just give up. They're always good.