Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain made his third minor league rehab appearance today and it looks like he will be back in the Bronx very soon.
In three appearances so far, Joba’s line looks like this: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Veteran players have 30 days maximum to spend in the minors before teams call them up. Joba started his rehab on July 10 which means that the Yankees have to activate him no later than August 9.
“For Joba, I feel good,” Girardi told Greg Logan of Newsday over the weekend. “He’s been out over a year, and usually spring training for a bullpen guy is about 30 days of games. You have to figure we should allow that much time. If we feel he’s ready quicker, then we’ll bring him back quicker.”
Right now it appears that he won’t even need that much time. Realistically he could be back by August.