• Cashman: Joba ahead of schedule

    According to Jon Lane of the YES Network, Brian Cashman is thrilled with the progress of Joba Chamberlain. Some of the money quotes:

    “Joba’s out of control,” said Cashman on WFAN’s Boomer and Carton Tuesday morning. “The stuff he’s featuring is remarkable. He’s as high as 100 (mph) but upwards consistently (at) 96, 97, 98. He looks really good.

    “He’s an amazing guy. He’s been hurt, he gets hurt a lot, but then his recovery time is like super-human — always beats the standard. So yeah, he’s due back here shortly. I mean, the worst-case scenario would be the first week of August, but he should be here ahead of that.”

    Lane goes on to mention that the Yankees want Chamberlain to throw back to back days and that should happen in the next week. Once he passes that test, Joba looks ready to roll.