Injury Updates: David Aardsma & Joba Chamberlain

Starters, mix-and-match setup crew step up during Robertson's absence
Game 62: Staying Hot

Via George King, right-hander David Aardsma is scheduled to throw a simulated game this Friday. He had been throwing bullpen sessions and live batting practice, but this will be his first game action in over 18 months. Aardsma missed all of last season with both hip and elbow surgery. If the simulated game goes well, a minor league rehab stint won’t be too far behind.

Meanwhile, King also says that Joba Chamberlain has had no problem with his right elbow or foot after throwing off a full mound earlier this week. He’s also been able to run sprints during his workouts. Joba’s coming back from Tommy John surgery and an ankle dislocation, though his return is further away than Aardsma’s.

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Starters, mix-and-match setup crew step up during Robertson's absence
Game 62: Staying Hot
  • vin

    What, no simulated game for Joba? Is he Nick Johnson 2.0? Suck it up, wimp.

  • RI$P FTW

    This is pretty awesome. Perhaps some nice reinforcements/options on the way.

  • jjyank

    Wow, when we first heard about the ankle dislocation, I would never have believed that he’d be running sprints and throwing off a mound by mid-June. That dude is an animal.

    • Gonzo

      “career threatening”

  • Bo Knows

    Joba is obviously the real life version of Wolverine, any way the Yanks can use his Joba’s super powers to heal Pineda and Mo?

    • RetroRob

      That’s true. In fact, the whole Joba-the-starter vs. Joba-the-reliever debate is nonsense. Everyone was wrong. Joba should start every 5th day, while relieving two to three games in between starts.

      • Crime Dog

        They only do that in college

  • RetroRob

    The main concern, or really question, about Joba is how much did the ankle injury set back or even hurt his recovery from TJS? He should have been going through some very intensive and increasing arm-strengthening and body-core building exercises in April and May and probably would be in rehab games right now. The ankle injury stopped all that at perhaps a critical time. He may be fine, yet I doubt there’s much data/compares relevant to Joba’s recovery.

  • Mick Foley

    JOBA CHAMBERLAIN HAS TESTICULAR FORTITUDE!

    • JD

      Reach up and feel them

  • aluis

    Good depth for a mid season trade is how I see it.