• Joba update

    Joba Chamberlain pitched in back to back games for the Tampa Yankees earlier this week, clearing the last major hurdle on his route back to the big leagues following Tommy John surgery and a dislocated ankle, but Brian Cashman would only say that Joba is “close” to returning to the big league roster. As of now, the plan appears to be for Joba to throw a bullpen session in New York for the big league coaches today, and to make at least one more rehab appearance Sunday in either Double-A or Triple-A.