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Wang throws off mound, rehabbing foot

02/03/2009 10:20 PM ET
By The Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees right-hander Chien-Ming Wang threw 27 pitches Tuesday in his first mound session this year as he rehabilitates his injured foot.

Wang missed the final 3 1/2 months of last season after hurting his foot running the bases. He had several bullpen sessions last October after undergoing a rehab program.

"He's full go for spring training," Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland said. "He felt strong. He really looked good. A good day for him."

Wang won 19 games in both 2006 and 2007. On Tuesday, he also had a long toss session with Joba Chamberlain, who will be part of a rotation with CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte.

"No concerns," Wang said. "Everything feels fine."

New York catcher Jorge Posada continued to make progress after undergoing shoulder surgery. He made 140 throws on Monday, and plans to throw harder on Wednesday.

Posada said he won't likely catch in a spring training game until around March 8, but still expects to be ready for opening day.

"No setbacks," Posada said. "Everything has been good. Hopefully everything stays healthy."

Notes
Former Yankees' hitting coach Gary Denbo is at the early workouts in his role as a player-development consultant. ... SS Derek Jeter also recently worked out at the Yankees' minor league complex recently.

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