I wonder how far along Joba Chamberlain would have been in his rehab right now if not for the trampoline accident. His blow hurt the Yankees pitching depth and it made David Aardsma, the former Mariners closer who is also recovering from Tommy John Surgery, even more important to the team.
So it was good news to hear yesterday when Aardsma himself Tweeted that his first bullpen session following surgery went well.
“My bad!” Aardsma’s Tweet read. “There is one thing better than opening day. Throwing your first bullpen after tommy john! Went well today. #keepworking”
Aardsma had his surgery last July and the recovery period is typically 12-18 months. Some players can make it back in 11 months or less, which appeared to be the track Joba was on, however there is no reason to expect Aardsma back anytime before July.