A grim-faced Joba Chamberlain left a Tampa hospital Sunday morning about 11:20 a.m. with a hospital worker pushing him in a wheelchair, his ankle in a cast.

He wore a white Adidas cap, thick, dark-rimmed eyeglasses, a gray T-shirt and athletic pants and was holding crutches.

He did not say anything as a few reporters peppered him with questions, but someone asked him if he was feeling better as he got into a white SUV and Chamberlain replied, "Yeah."

It was a stark contrast from the larger-than-life figure who used to pump his fist and scream on the mound after another one of his strikeouts for the Yankees.

Still, the news that Chamberlain was feeling better brought some relief to Yankee camp.