Joba faced hitters today, will begin rehab stint “within two weeks”

Yankees option Cory Wade to Triple-A
Game 79: The Trop

Via Erik Boland and Chad Jennings, rehabbing right-hander Joba Chamberlain said he will appear in his first minor league rehab game “definitely within two weeks.” He threw a 40-pitch live batting practice session today — in front of Joe Girardi, Larry Rothschild, and others — his first time facing hitters as part of his rehab process as far as we know. He’s scheduled to throw a simulated game on Friday.

Joba continues to make pretty remarkable progress as he comes back from Tommy John surgery and a dislocated ankle, but David Aardsma’s recent setback is a nice little reminder that he still has a long way to go. If he’s able to begin his 30-day rehab clock two weeks from today, a mid-August return would be in the cards if everything goes well. That’s a big if, obviously.

Yankees option Cory Wade to Triple-A
Game 79: The Trop
  • Esteban

    Amazing. He’s such a hard worker.

  • BK2ATL

    Nice progress report on Joba.

    Any word on what’s going on with Aardsma? Did he re-injure himself or just some soreness?

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      “His body basically said, ‘No, no. Too fast,’” said Brian Cashman. “He felt some pain in the medial area (of the elbow) … It happens. So we’re going to back off.”

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Where Aardsma’s body says “too fast,” Joba’s says “NOT FAST ENOUGH!” Unfortunately, it then hurls itself right into a brick wall.

        I miss this fucker so much. Get back in there.

        • Betty Lizard

          Me too. Although I am wondering if we should get someone to escort him onto and off of the mound. You know, just in case.

  • 28 in 2012

    Great news! Lets go Joba!

    As I was watching the old-timers intro yesterday, I thought about Yogi serving in the Navy and so many other ball players serving in the WW2 days. For example Ted Williams was a U.S. Marine Corps fighter-bomber pilot… i just cant even wrap my arms around something so bad ass.
    I know the game and times have changed but man, just think Joba was playing with his kid and those guys were fighting the nazis. Not sure where I am going with this, but I guess our problems aint what they once were. Good thing we are not waiting for Joba to return from Iraq or Afgani with a broken foot and a ptsd. Man, they were strong back then.

    • Ted Nelson

      Tillman was pretty unique in this day in age in this regard. Whatever our political views, that was a lot of sacrifice.

    • PBFog


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  • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost

    Man…Joba is definitely the second grittiest player in the league.

    • jsbrendog

      i though eckstein retired

    • MannyGeee

      26th grittiest… 41st if you are talking all of baseball.