Joba set for simulated game on Friday

Joba Chamberlain threw 40-pitches in his third bullpen session on Monday and is set to face hitters for the first time since elbow surgery last season in a simulated game on Friday, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.

“Everything is good,” Chamberlain said. “The ankle is taken care of. The ankle is fine. My elbow is, obviously, great. I just have to continue to maintain those two good feelings and get back into some games.”

The Yankees expect Joba to participate in a rehab game within two weeks and it could be shorter than that. From his first rehab game, the Yankees would have 30 days to recall him to the majors. So Joba will be back anywhere between the beginning to mid August with no setbacks.

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