One thing about Joba Chamberlain, he sure seems to heal fast.
For the first time since he suffered an open dislocation of his ankle while with his son on a trampoline, Joba threw off a mound on Friday. He threw 25-pitches probably weeks or months before anybody thought he would.
“It felt good,” Chamberlain told the AP. “Another step forward. That’s all you can do.”
When Joba was asked if he would return this season he responded, “Is that even a question?”
He’s also been cleared to run and has been doing sprints so it seems like the ankle is healed. He is also recovering from Tommy John Surgery from last July, but that seems to be behind him completely by now. It’s all about getting his foot back to 100 percent and getting into game shape.
An August return seems likely at this point.