Chamberlain allowed an infield hit during a scoreless inning Wednesday night for Class A Tampa, completing the first time he has pitched on consecutive days since being sidelined by ankle and elbow injuries.
“It was really good,” said Chamberlain, who threw eight of 10 pitches for strikes. “It means I was in the zone. Just continuing to get better.”
Chamberlain is next scheduled to throw a bullpen session in front of team officials Friday at Yankee Stadium. “We’ll see how that goes,” Chamberlain said. “See what they say. See what they think, and just go from there. See what the next step is.”
Sounds like we’ll be seeing Joba replacing Chad Qualls within a week or so. Considering Qualls has walked the one batter he’s faced over the last nine days and has allowed a line of .370/.419/.481 to opposing hitters overall as a Yankee it should be an upgrade.