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Chamberlain progressing after Tommy John

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 09, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

During a week when all eyes were focused on which pitchers the Yankees might acquire, the guys already under contract were largely ignored. Mariano Rivera was said to be just fine after surgery on his vocal cords, Freddy Garcia finalized his new deal, and Joba Chamberlain continued his steady progress from this summer’s Tommy John surgery.

Using his Twitter feed, Chamberlain has been giving occasional updates, and earlier this week, his most recent update was as upbeat as ever.

Elbow is doing great. Playing long toss, flat ground and it feels awesome. Can’t thank my guys enough at ANDREWS for getting me back!!

Both the free agent and trade markets have been heavy on late-inning relievers, but the Yankees haven’t jumped into that fray. They’ve had little reason to. Very real talent has been on the move — and guys like Ryan Madson and Francisco Cordero are still out there — but the Yankees have plenty of late-inning depth with Rivera, Dave Robertson, Rafael Soriano and (eventually) Chamberlain. Late-inning relief was a strength this year even without Chamberlain. It could be even better if he makes a full and speedy recovery.

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