NEW YORK (AP) -As Joba Chamberlain missed his third straight game to be with his stricken father, the New York Yankees said Harlan Chamberlain was feeling better.
Joba Chamberlain left the team Monday, a day after his father collapsed, and traveled to Nebraska to be with his dad.
``His father is progressing. He's about 40 to 50 percent on the ventilator. He sat up a couple times today for like a half an hour,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. ``Joba said he's getting a little bit antsy, so that's a good sign. So he's doing much better.''
Girardi isn't sure when the reliever will be able to rejoin the Yankees.
``There's still some more tests, I believe, that have to be run,'' Girardi said. ``But obviously, his father is doing much better than he was a couple of days ago.''
Also Wednesday, catcher Jorge Posada said he planned to resume throwing. Girardi said Posada, who hasn't started behind the plate since April 8 because of a dead arm, could be catching again in a few days.
Girardi also said that Andy Pettitte could be shifted in the rotation and moved between Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, putting a left-hander in the middle of the two young righties.
Infielder Wilson Betemit, on the disabled list with corneal ulcers, said he was taking eye drops and will be re-examined next week. Betemit said his eyes originally started bothering him in December, and they bothered him during night games in spring training.

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