Joba Chamberlain released from hospital

Chamberlain hasn’t pitched since June 8 due to injury.

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon after suffering a freak ankle injury Thursday.

Chamberlain was on a trampoline at a local recreation center with his son Karter when he suffered an open dislocation of his right ankle. The bone protruded through his skin and Chamberlain reportedly lost a large amount of blood.

He underwent surgery at the hospital immediately.

Since Friday, when Yankees general manager Brian Cashman first spoke with reporters, Chamberlain’s outlook has improved, but there is still no timetable for his return. He will be in a cast for six weeks.

The Yankees feared the injury might be career-threatening initially, but that looks unlikely now. Cashman said yesterday the injury recovery was progressing “as well as can be expected.”

Chamberlain was already working his way back from Tommy John surgery last June.

Yankees 1, Tigers 1 (F/10)

The Yankees and Tigers called it after 10 innings of tied baseball yesterday afternoon.

Michael Pineda started and looked sharp. He pitched five innings and allowed one run. He had four strikeouts. Derek Jeter, meanwhile, led off the game with a home run.


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