Joba strikes out three in latest minor league rehab outing

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7:56pm: Via Marc Carig, Joba will make one more minor league appearance just to sharpen up before joining the Yankees.

7:27pm: In his latest minor league rehab appearance and first with Double-A Trenton, right-hander Joba Chamberlain allowed a single and struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings. He entered the game with two outs and the bases empty by design, then struck out the side in the following inning after the leadoff man singled. Mike Ashmore has some video of the outing right here. Joba hit 98 on the gun and threw 23 of 30 pitches for strikes.

Thunder manager Tony Franklin would not confirm, but it sounds like Joba may remain with Trenton through Tuesday and presumably made another appearance. His 30-day rehab window expires one week from tomorrow, and now that he’s conquered back-to-back days and mid-inning entrances, it shouldn’t be long before Joba rejoins the big league bullpen.

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Sunday Trade Deadline Open Thread
Game 101: Hirok you like a hurricane
  • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

    Stretch him out to replace Andy!

  • Rod

    It seems like they want to delay his return until after the trade deadline. This might retain some manueverability for the Yankees?

    • RkyMtnYank

      It does help but even Joba said he needed some more time so it seems just more like coincidence.