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.

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Marlins can't slow down scorching Cardinals Jaime Garcia’s on pace to make his most starts in a single campaign since 2011. Still, that doesn’t mean the 3_-year-old is enamored with his 2016 body of work...
Thumbnail Astros stand in path of Tigers' fifth straight W Justin Verlander may or may not have stepped into a time machine. Either way, Detroit loves the vintage form it’s seeing from the venerable...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction Can the Angels pull off the upset tonight when they host the Red Sox at 9:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Royals vs. Rangers Free Pick The Royals continue to scuffle but can they pull off the upset tonight in Texas when they visit the Rangers at 8:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Smyly, Rays could push Yanks into 2017 mode After a stretch that saw them claim eight of 10 games, the Yankees have dropped two in a row. Can Joe Girardi’s crew recover in time for today’s showdown vs....
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement