Joba Chamberlain's fastball hit 97. His strikes-to-balls ratio was superb, 23-7. Strikeouts came with knee-buckling curves and a slider in the dirt. Physically, Chamberlain said he feels he is ready to rejoin the Yankees.

"Without a doubt," Chamberlain said after his latest rehab outing, a 1 ¹/3 inning, 30-pitch, one-hit, three-strikeout performance for Double-A Trenton in a 3-2 win over Harrisburg last night. "Obviously, the physical part's over. Now it's the mental part. That's the hardest thing. Knowing I can throw everything with conviction was the least of my concerns. Now it's just getting in the pace of the game, getting in the flow and having an idea of what you want to do pitch-to-pitch."