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Pregame notes: Chamberlain throws off a half mound

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Jun 02, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s become part of the daily routine to ask Joe Girardi for updates on Brett Gardner and Dave Robertson. Today, he offered this bit of news from Tampa: Joba Chamberlain threw off a half mound today.

“I’m sure he can move around enough,” Girardi said. “I don’t think he’s at the stage where he’s sprinting yet, but he can move around well enough to do his bullpens, yeah. … I’ve always said, I believe that he’ll be back. Now, I’m no doctor, no rehab therapist, but just knowing Joba, I believe he’s going to be back for us this year.”

Girardi said Chamberlain is wearing a small brace on his ankle, something tiny that you or I could buy at Wal-Mart. It’s not “some crazy contraption.” Throwing a half mound today, does that mean Chamberlain is essentially at the beginning of a spring training schedule?

“It’s probably a little bit before, just because there’s some other hurdles he’s going to have to clear, and a pitcher wouldn’t normally come in and do a half mound early in spring training,” Girardi said. “I think his arm’s going to be fine. It’s going to come down to, can he tolerate the pounding that you go through as a pitcher? Having to cover the base. When you land as a pitcher. When you push off as a pitcher. Those are the hurdles he’s going to have to clear.

“… When it comes to a pain threshold, and a lot of things that I’ve seen this kid get through, there’s not many people that have done it. I look at what he went through with the Tommy John – and I have to question when he actually (tore the ligament). He probably pitched a game or two with it, he played long-toss with it. He just has that weird sense that he can do a lot of things that it takes people a little longer to do.”

• Today is Star Wars Day at Comerica Park! My 12-year-old self is impossibly excited (my 32-year-old self is just trying to play it cool and pretend it’s all for kids).

• Gardner took batting practice inside again today. Girardi said he won’t start hitting on the field until next week.

• Robertson actually went ahead with plans to throw a bullpen today. Girardi wasn’t sure how many pitches, but he said it was a regular bullpen, meaning Robertson was throwing off a mound for the first time since straining his oblique. It seemed the Yankees would likely push that bullpen back a day after yesterday’s rain.

• David Aardsma is also down in Tampa throwing bullpens, but Girardi said he has no idea how close he is to being ready to come off the disabled list.

• With Steve Pearce sent to Baltimore, Russell Branyan has been added to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster.

• Girardi said it would have been a tough call about whether to leave Johan Santana in last night’s game for enough pitches to throw that no hitter. “Uh, terrible. Terrible,” Girardi said. “It is because here’s the thing that goes through your head. You don’t want to be the guy that ruins a guy’s chance of a no-hitter. But you also don’t want to be the guy that ruins a chance for your team in the postseason because you let a guy go too long and he ends up having to go on the DL for a month. Or worst case scenario, happen to have surgery. So, it’s terrible.”

• What would Girardi have done? Girardi paused for just a second… “I would have done what Terry did,” he said.

Associated Press photo of Chamberlain
Marc Carig gets the second photo credit

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56 Responses to “Pregame notes: Chamberlain throws off a half mound”

  1. theREALkevin June 2nd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    As far as a potential Nationals trade, I’d rather try for Ross Detwiler over Edwin Jackson.

  2. GreenBeret7 June 2nd, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Tar June 2nd, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    Everybody feeling a little frisky today I see.

    I wonder what it would be like here if we all liked different teams?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    No different than now. They’d all still want somebody elses players.

  3. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Why would we want Edwin Jackson?
    That means Nova or Hughes is gone.
    Rather have them then him.
    Where is El Duque?

  4. njsketch June 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    when you think about the additions this team could have in the second half, you could be looking at a bullpen with soriano, robertson, chamberlain, wade, aadrsma, logan and phelps. not bad at all.

    get gardner back healthy and in left and i think the only need this team will have down the stretch is a #2-3 type starter if nova/hughes continue to falter. i think garza would be a nice fit if that’s the case.

  5. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I forgot how obnoxious Met fans are.
    The thing is this: When they are winning they are chirping.
    When we win, we are quiet.
    When they lose, they are depressed.
    When we lose we are angry.

  6. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Olney just said on ESPN that Collins told reporters that he was hoping the Cards got a base hit so that he wouldn’t have to make a decision on whether to leave Johan in or not.

    I am fine with him thinking that but not sure if I would admit to it.

  7. Tar June 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    They’d all still want somebody elses players.”

    Honestly I would be happy with Joba, Drob, Gardner and Nuney.

    I wasn’t a big fan of re-signing Garcia ( neither was Pat M ), but he has value. Just maybe not so much for the Yankees. But I wouldn’t mind seeing him bring back something.

    ( Wow I hope I didn’t just jinx our starting rotation :shock: )

  8. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I thought Kuroda was supposed to be our #2 starter ?

    Or maybe Pettitte.

    No faith in either one ?

  9. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Collins figured what the heck, we aren’t going anywhere , so what if I burn him out.

  10. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    From RAB –

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....ats-69531/

    If they wanted Jackson enough to think about dealing Nunez for him then they maybe should’ve just signed him in the off season.

  11. Tar June 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    As for the Mets, they can carry on sucking again, no love lost.

  12. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    If they go for Jackson then Hughes or Nova is out.
    Jackson would be the #4.
    It’s the same reason they went for Pineda, they don’t trust their pitching.

  13. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    “they don’t trust their pitching.”

    Why not ?

  14. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Mets are finding ways to score .
    Today they had a 3 run inning without a hit.
    A hit batsman, an error and 3 groundouts.

  15. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    mtu
    i guess kuroda, hughes and nova don’t inspire confidence compared to their championship seasons.

  16. Dean Winters June 2nd, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    “they don’t trust their pitching.”

    Why not ?

    ———————

    They can’t stomach it. Ppl say the fans don’t have patience and that’s true but the FO get so rattled when it comes to young kids it’s not even funny.

  17. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I suppose the NYY figured they had their rotation all squared away going into Spring Training and such.

    I mean there was a thought there for awhile that we had too many starters. But as usual it always works itself out.

    Now adding another starter would not be a bad idea.

  18. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    i can see them trading nova.

  19. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Mick-

    I don’t know what they’re looking at.

    Who says Jackson would be an upgrade on any of them ?

    Personally I don’t think he would be.

    He’a a younger version of AJ IMO.

    Not worth dealing away good young ball players for.

  20. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    “i can see them trading nova.”

    I hope not.

    That would be one of the dumber moves they could make.

  21. njsketch June 2nd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    RA Dickey has transformed himself in the national league…what a great find for the mets

  22. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t like Jackson either.
    I can see him choking like an AJ in NY.
    May be wrong but what do I know?
    Will go to baseballref for answers.

  23. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Huge DP at the Trop. If the score holds there, we could be only a half game back from the division lead. After dropping 6 straight Buck’s Birds winning tonight would work out great.

    We’re Coming We’re Coming!!

  24. Tar June 2nd, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    “Now adding another starter would not be a bad idea.”

    UnKnown

    For depth, yeah because anything (injury) can happen.

    But otherwise CC, Kuroda, Andy forget about it.

    That leaves Nova and Hughes. The only thing I can say about them is that they have something in common, patience. And I believe patience will be rewarded sooner, rather then later.

    So adding a starter for depth-yes, adding one to replace what we already have-no.

  25. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I can see a big trade coming.
    They need an infusion of offense and speed.
    Nova could be in the middle of it, he’s worth more than Hughes.
    Someone mention Jason Heyward the other day and Martin Prado.

  26. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Tar-

    Why do we need to add anyone for depth when we have Phelps and Mitchell ?

    Phelps is a strong #5 or even a a #4 right now.

    He may develop into more.

  27. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Yeah I mean is Jackson better than Nova or Hughes. And if he is, then is he significantly better where it pays to give up a guy like Nunez.

    All things that have to be weighed out. Good conversation piece no doubt.

    I would have no idea how Jackson would fare in October. And I think that is what you look at being the determining factor.

    As is this team has enough to get to October, not sure if they have enough to get through it. However, getting in the playoffs is just basically a lottery ticket anyways. It has become such a crap shoot

  28. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Jackson might not be getting run support this year.
    His whip is around 1. ERA is 3.17.

  29. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Jackson has great stuff but he always suffered from AJ syndrome.

    The guy is a .500 pitcher and has had more pitching coaches that than dogs have fleas.

    No one has been able to unlock his potentail.

    I don’t see why the Yankees would be any different.

    If they wanted him they should have gotten him when he was a FA.

    Gotta run.

    Enjoy the game.

  30. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Why do we need to add anyone for depth when we have Phelps and Mitchell ?
    ============================
    They are bullpen depth.
    Jackson supposedly is major league tested as a starter.

  31. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Mick-

    Phelps is not just a BP arm IMO.

    He has already shown he can get ML hitters out as a SP, and he has the temperament to succeed in NY.

    The only thing proven about Jackson is that he is a .500 pitcher.

    I’d forget him and give Phelps or even Mitchell a shot.

    Save the bullets for when you really need ‘em.

    Later.

  32. Tar June 2nd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    “Why do we need to add anyone for depth when we have Phelps and Mitchell ?”

    MTU because the closer it gets to crunch time, the more risky it becomes to count on a rookie.

    Right now I would try any of these guys as a starter if needed because of injury or what not. It also has the added benefit of giving these guys the experience that they so desperately need. So right now in a pinch, sure I would use them.

    But the further we get into the dog days, maybe not so much.

  33. MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    IMO it’s too early to make any moves.

  34. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Swisher and Nova for Prado and Heyward?
    Yanks pickup 1/2 of swish salary?
    Jurrjens?

  35. Bret The Hitman June 2nd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees asked about Edwin Jackson. I agree with this poster on RAB…

    “MannyGeee says:

    June 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Got to think it was Zimmerman (agree) or Gio (I disagree with this). If the Yankees had interest in Jacksn, they probably would have saved the prospects and just signed him in the spring. I could see a Nunez/Austin/etc. for Zimmerman deal having been the move. Don’t blame the Nats for walking away though (or so I envision it in my mind).

    ************

    Jordan Zimmerman should definitely be a target. He is reliable, cheap and has the talent to be a mid-rotation type of guy.

    And he’s a realistic option.

    He’s defintely not a top rotation guy so he’s not untouchable in my mind. I said this two days ago… the Nats are pitching heavy and offense starved. I can see them being interested in Eduardo Nunez’ bat at shortstop.

  36. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Run Support in Games Started
    Total runs in Starts, Avg. is per 27 outs
    Avg 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Other Game Totals
    2.98 4 1 3 1 1 runs

    Poor run support for Jackson.

  37. Bret The Hitman June 2nd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Another giveaway that it was Zimmerman is that Edwin Jackson just signed with the Nats and new free agent signees are not eligible for trades until later in the season (June something?). This rumor was traced back to a time when Edwin Jackson was not even technically available.

    Zimmerman.

  38. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I think Jair has health concerns.

  39. luis June 2nd, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Hello everyone,

    If this deal is for real, then they should trade Cashman along with the prospects for a bag of balls. This guy has no clue on how to run an organization. You don’t trade a lefthanded pitcher, your best infield position player above A ball and an outfielder for Edwin Jackson. If he stays, he is going to gut the farm in search for his elusive number two pitcher. The problem is that he is never going to find it this way, and he is mortgaging the future of the club for years to come.

  40. dan l June 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    The only to rid the Yankees of Cashman and Girardi is for them to lose! Let’s go TIGERS!

  41. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Well I get the Twins and Indians game tonight. So no Yankee TV for me. Hooray for living in the Midwest. Nope…

    Anyways Kuroda is going to tame the kitties.

    Later Gators.

  42. Bret The Hitman June 2nd, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Edwin Jackson as a newly signed FA wasn’t even eligible to be traded at the time of the yanks inquiry. It was Zimmerman. After Pineda went down, the Yankees knew they had to keep the rotation cheap (Zimmerman makes 400K) and stable long term. They probably plan to buy bats as players like Swisher phase out. Melky is a must.

  43. luis June 2nd, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    MTU June 2nd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    “i can see them trading nova.”

    I hope not.

    That would be one of the dumber moves they could make.

    ============================

    MTU,

    This is spot on. But I just don’t trust the management to do the right thing

  44. tomingeorgia June 2nd, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Play today, win today. Go Yankees! Wanting them to lose because you don’t like the FO is utter depravity.

  45. Bret The Hitman June 2nd, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Nova wasn’t even mentioned in this rumor so …

  46. luis June 2nd, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    MTU,

    Nova may not have the kind of personality they are looking for. They want players like Martin. :roll:

  47. Bret The Hitman June 2nd, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    They always want players like Martin? Such as?

  48. luis June 2nd, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    tomingeorgia June 2nd, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Play today, win today. Go Yankees! Wanting them to lose because you don’t like the FO is utter depravity.

    ===============================

    I have to agree with this.

  49. UnKnown June 2nd, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    http://minormatterstrenton.blo.....-nats.html

    Another link to a different article about this rumor

  50. luis June 2nd, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Bret The Hitman June 2nd, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    They always want players like Martin? Such as?

    ==============================

    What i meant is that they don’t like attitude in players. They confuse Nova’s moxie with attitude i guess. If the rumor is true.

  51. Ys Guy June 2nd, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    yankees are only 2 games out of last place.

    then again…they’re only 2 1/2 games behind best record in the American League…

  52. dan l June 2nd, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Depravity is Hal owning this team!
    Depravity is bad hair Levine as team president!
    Double Depravity is Cashman as GM!
    Triple Depravity is Girardi as manager!

    I want this team to LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE!

    I WANT CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. tomingeorgia June 2nd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Try depends.

  54. mick June 2nd, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    hate joe buck…timmy and pal will be out to jinx yanks tonite…what america wants, i guess.

  55. Ys Guy June 2nd, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    he believes in jinxes AND can’t find the mute button….a true double threat!

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