Chamberlain throws off a mound



TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has thrown off a mound for the first time since hurting his ankle in March.

Chamberlain made 25 throws in a batting cage on Friday at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Florida. He had been throwing off a half-height mound to help regain his form.

Chamberlain, who dislocated his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline with his son on March 22, has also resumed running sprints in the outfield.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound right-hander was working his way back from elbow ligament replacement surgery when sidelined by the ankle injury.