• Joba update

    Joba Chamberlain made another rehab appearance yesterday, this time with Double-A Trenton. He entered the game with two outs and the bases empty to get some work coming into the middle of an inning, and proceeded to strike out the side after allowing a leadoff single in his second inning of work. Altogether, Joba allowed one hit and struck out three in 1.1 innings of work, and apparently saw his fastball velocity top out at 98 MPH. The plan is for Joba to make one more minor league appearance, probably with Trenton as well, to make sure hes sharp enough to return to the big league roster. His rehab clock expires on August 8th, so he can make as many appearances between now and then as the team likes, but it sounds like he could be back up by this weekend now.