Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw 23 pitches on Tuesday for the Yankees' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching in his first live-game action in 13 months.
The fireballer pitched one inning, allowing no hits, no walks and one unearned run against a Pittsburgh Pirates rookie-league team in Bradenton, Florida. He struck out two batters and — more importantly — his fastball was clocked at 97 mph.
"Just to feel comfortable and just to be in a game, I mean, really was the biggest thing," the 26-year-old told Newsday after his appearance. "So I was very pleased."
He reportedly showed no signs of limping during wind sprints after his inning on the mound.
Yanks' Joba Chamberlain Hits 97 MPH In First Appearance In 13 Months
CBS New York | Jul 10