Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/11/12
Joba Chamberlain is back on the New York Yankees' radar and the team has to like that the rehabbing pitcher was clocked at 97 mph in a rookie league game on Tuesday. Chamberlain— who suffered what some doctors thought was a career-ending ankle injury only four months ago— made his first rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast Yankees and his outing, though short, was a welcome sight. The righthander pitched one encouraging inning after suffering a bizarre trampoline accident in March after having Tommy John surgery last summer.  It was the first time the Yankees really saw their reliever since the elbow surgery and it was definitely sooner than they expected. Chamberlain vowed to be back on the mound this season after dislocating his ankle while with his son at a Florida recreation center. "It's the start of the rehab process, so hopefully we get him back no later than the first week of August," said general manger Brian Cashman. The rightie faced four rookie batters from the Pirat...
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