New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, beginning his recovery after suffering an "open dislocation" of his ankle while playing with his son, believes he has a "great chance" to pitch in 2012.
Chamberlain met with reporters at the Yankees spring training complex today. He told reporters that he injured the ankle jumping from trampoline to trampoline with his son. He refused to second-guess the decision.
Joba said he will never "look at anything I do with my son as reckless." Said he won't second guess what he did.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) March 27, 2012
General manager Brian Cashman would only say "We've got to wait and see," about Chamberlain pitching in 2012.
Chamberlain missed much of the 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He was not expected back from that procedure until around the middle of the season.
As optimistic as Chamberlain is trying to be, you have to believe it will be a bonus if he pitches for the Yankees this season.
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