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Joba Chamberlain says Tommy John rehab is on track

Nov 27, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

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According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, via River Ave. Blues, Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain was in the New York Rangers locker room after Saturday’s game against the Flyers and told reporters that he’s currently on schedule in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery.

Chamberlain underwent the reconstructive elbow procedure this past June — only five months ago — and is likely to miss all or most of the 2012 season, even if he manages to avoid setbacks in his rehab.

The 26-year-old posted a promising 2.83 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings of relief this year before tearing his ulnar collateral ligament. He’s eligible for salary arbitration this winter for the second time. He made $1.4 million in 2011.

  1. uyf1950 - Nov 27, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    He’s probably not going to be much of a factor in the Yankees bullpen assuming he doesn’t come back till around the All Star Break. BTW, I figure he gets about $300K raise in arbitration this year to $1.7MM salary for 2012. Not bad considering he really didn’t do much pitching in 2011 and probably won’t do much in 2012.

  2. henryd3rd - Nov 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    POTENTIAL!!!!!! When he was on he was un-hittable and the Yankees have a history of reclamation projects, i. e., Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon.

    • JBerardi - Nov 27, 2011 at 4:13 PM

      “the Yankees have a history of reclamation projects, i. e., Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon.”

      Man, the Yankees should turn all their pitchers into reclamation projects. Then nothing will stand in their way.

  3. yankeesfanlen - Nov 27, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    The Fat Toad Returns? I think not! Treat him like a cranky old car- get him semi-running and trade!

    • Old Gator - Nov 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM

      Is that the same as the FAT TOAD returns, or is this another sort of toad – Danton’s Toad, perhaps?

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