With no help from the Joba Rules, Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain went down with Tommy John surgery in June and now he has taken his first step toward recovery as he Tweeted yesterday that played catch for the first time since having surgery.
Recovery from TJS typically takes anywhere from 10-18 months with most pitchers back on the mound about a year later. About a month ago Joba said he was ahead of scheduled and expected to be able to pitch in April.
That’s certainly possible although he will no doubt have some rust if he comes back that quickly. This seems to fall within that timeline so we’ll see.