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Joba expected to pitch Tuesday with Tampa

OAKLAND -- Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain's next rehab game will likely come Tuesday, with the Class A Advanced Tampa Yankees for a second straight outing.

Chamberlain's made four rehab appearances so far, and his first above rookie ball came on Friday when he made a two-inning start for Tampa in Bradenton, Fla. He gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, the only run he allowed.

"At this point, obviously you'd like him to get every out you can get," Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "But we're aware of what you need to do to get here. And he's got to stay healthy."

Chamberlain is coming back from elbow and ankle surgeries, and his rehab has gone well so far. He will need to pitch on back-to-back days and at one or both of Double-A and Triple-A before returning.

"Everything has went pretty smoothly," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "The fact that he's been able to throw two innings has been good. I think he threw 32 pitches yesterday and he used all his pitches, so I don't see how it could have really went any better."

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OAK Full Game Coverage LAND -- Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain's next rehab game will likely come Tuesday, with the Class A Advanced Tampa Yankees for a second straight outing.

Chamberlain's made four rehab appearances so far, and his first above rookie ball came on Friday when he made a two-inning start for Tampa in Bradenton, Fla. He gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, the only run he allowed.

"At this point, obviously you'd like him to get every out you can get," Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "But we're aware of what you need to do to get here. And he's got to stay healthy."

Chamberlain is coming back from elbow and ankle surgeries, and his rehab has gone well so far. He will need to pitch on back-to-back days and at one or both of Double-A and Triple-A before returning.

"Everything has went pretty smoothly," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "The fact that he's been able to throw two innings has been good. I think he threw 32 pitches yesterday and he used all his pitches, so I don't see how it could have really went any better."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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