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Joba Chamberlain tosses an inning in rehab assignment with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

05/15/2013 1:51 AM ET
By Lou DiPietro
One day after Curtis Granderson finished a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Joba Chamberlain began his own by pitching a scoreless inning for the RailRiders in their game against the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday.

Chamberlain, who has been on the disabled list since May 2 with a right oblique strain, started and allowed two hits in his one inning. He recorded the first two outs quickly, getting Argenis Diaz to fly out and inducing a ground ball from Ramon Cabrera, but then yielded back-to-back singles to Jordan Lennerton and Nick Castellanos before getting Danny Dorn to fly out.

Toledo would go on to win the game, 10-2. Regularly scheduled starter Caleb Cotham took the loss after allowing six runs over four innings, and Corban Joseph, who returned to the RailRiders after serving as the Yankees' 26th man for Monday's doubleheader, played second base and went 0-for-5.

Although the inning marked Chamberlain's first official rehab outing, he did throw a bullpen session in Kansas City on Sunday, and he told MLB.com that afternoon that he felt good and hoped his rehab assignment would be a short one.

"It's one of those things, we'll probably just see how it goes on Tuesday and go from there," Chamberlain said Sunday. "It's reacted pretty well, but it's a little bit different throwing in a game."

Chamberlain last pitched on April 27, so his DL stint was made retroactive to April 28 and he is already eligible to be activated at any time.

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