Joba Chamberlain could soon pitch in a minor league game for the first time since injuring an ankle during spring training.
The New York Yankees reliever said he is scheduled to throw in a simulated game on Friday. Chamberlain threw a pair of 20-pitch segments Monday during his third batting practice session at the team's minor league complex.
''Especially after today with the way I felt, the way my command was, I 100 percent believe I can get big league hitters out right now,'' Chamberlain said. ''That's half the battle, saying you can do it. We're over that hump. I felt like today was my best day, overall.''
Chamberlain dislocated his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline with his son March 22 and expects to see game action within two weeks. The right-hander was coming back from elbow ligament-replacement surgery at the time of the ankle injury.
''Everything is good,'' Chamberlain said. ''The ankle is taken care of. The ankle is fine. My elbow is, obviously, great. I just have ...