This from the AP in Tampa:
Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to start a throwing program Wednesday as part of his rehab for his injured shoulder.
Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday due to rotator cuff tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.
â€œPlay catch and just go from there,â€ Chamberlain said Monday.
The 22-year-old was removed from his start Aug. 2 against Texas in the fifth inning with stiffness in his shoulder. He expects to rejoin the Yankeesâ€™ rotation before the end of the month.
Chamberlain is 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 32 games, including 12 starts.
Also, DH Hideki Matsui ran the bases for the first time since being sidelined in late June by a left knee injury. He could start playing in minor league rehab games soon.
â€œIf everything goes well, I think in a couple days,â€ Matsui said through a translator. â€œI feel like Iâ€™ve been making good progress every day. Taking a good step forward each time.â€
Matsui has appeared in 69 games this season, hitting .323 with seven homers and 34 RBIs.