Monday, August 11, 2008

Girardi Was Wrong, Joba Will Start Throwing On Wednesday

Earlier I posted that Joe Girardi told the NY Post that Joba was going to start a throwing program on Friday. Well apparently Girardi was either lying or uninformed, because it turns out Joba will begin throwing on Wednesday.

From the AP:
Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to start a throwing program Wednesday as part of his rehab for his injured shoulder.

Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday due to rotator cuff tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.

“Play catch and just go from there,” Chamberlain said Monday.
There was also an update on Hideki Matsui in the article, he ran the bases for the first time and could start playing in minor league rehab games soon.

"If everything goes well, I think in a couple days," Matsui said through a translator. "I feel like I've been making good progress every day. Taking a good step forward each time."

Good news all around.

UPDATE: Apparently Joe Girardi told the media today again the they will start the throwing program on Friday. So to be honest, I have no idea what's going on. Either way he will either start throwing on Wednesday or Friday.


raven said...

The last thing I want to see is they rush Joba back on the mound before he's fully recovered. Joba can't save the team when the hitters can't score one single run. What's the point risking his future?

Greg Cohen said...

I agree. The best thing to do is probably shut him down for the remainder of the year.