Chamberlain pitches in back-to-back games
Joba Chamberlain started for the Class-A Tampa Yankees once again on Wednesday night, as the Yankees wanted to see how he would fare pitching in back-to-back games.
Color the early returns a success.
Chamberlain threw a second straight scoreless frame for the T-Yanks against Lakeland on Wednesday, allowing just one hit in the first inning of what was eventually a 4-2 win for Tampa.
Joba wasn't "perfect" like he was Tuesday, as he allowed a leadoff hit to Flying Tigers left fielder Marcus Lemon - but after Gary Sanchez threw out Lemon trying to steal second, Chamberlain induced groundouts by Luis Castillo and Tyler Collins to complete the scoreless inning.
The next step for Chamberlain is a trip to New York, as the Yankees want him to throw a bullpen session in front of manager Joe Girardi and team brass during the upcoming homestand. If there are no ill effects from the first back-to-back of his rehab and Joba's bullpen session is deemed a success, there is a chance he could be activated as early as the beginning of next week.
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