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Joba Chamberlain throws off mound

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain
threw off a full mound Tuesday for the first time in eight months
after elbow ligament replacement surgery.

Chamberlain made 16 throws during the session on Tuesday and said "everything went great."

The right-hander started working off a half mound as part of a rehabilitation program on Feb. 3.

Chamberlain went 2-0 with a 2.83 ERA in 27 relief appearances last season before surgery on June 16. He is expected to rejoin the Yankees this season, possibly before the All-Star break.