BALTIMORE (AP) -Joba Chamberlain returned to the New York Yankees on Saturday after missing five games to be with his sick father in Nebraska.
The hard-throwing reliever took a flight into Baltimore, arriving late Saturday afternoon. He reached the stadium in time to suit up for the game.
Before the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would not hesitate to use Chamberlain. Chamberlain last pitched April 10.
Girardi said Chamberlain threw while he was in Nebraska.
``He's glad to be back,'' Girardi said. ``The good news is that if he is back, his dad must be getting better.''
Harlan Chamberlain collapsed at home April 14 and was hospitalized and put on a ventilator. Joba Chamberlain flew home that day and was placed on the bereavement list by the team.
Harlan Chamberlain was taken off the ventilator Friday night and was reported to be feeling better.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Shorthanded Chicago tries to topple Miami As recently as a week ago, the Cubs couldn’t do anything wrong. Now they’re asking a 24-year-old to hold down the cleanup spot after a pair of starts in the...
Thumbnail Upton, Padres tackle Reds on momentous night On the surface, this weekend’s Reds-Padres series seems destined to lag well behind the accompanying pomp and circumstance outside of the white lines. Don’t...
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Giants Pick The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot when they host the struggling Philadelphia Phillies tonight at 10:15PM ET.
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Mariners Pick The St. Louis Cardinals make a rare trip West to face the Seattle Mariners tonight at 10:10PM ET.
Thumbnail Mets vs. Braves Pick The New York Mets look to avoid an upset on the road when they face the Atlanta Braves at 7:35PM ET.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages