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Yanks confident Chamberlain, Matsui will make returns soon

Updated: August 16, 2008, 11:24 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi was optimistic Saturday that injured right-hander Joba Chamberlain could be back soon, but a timetable still hasn't been set.

The same goes for designated hitter Hideki Matsui, who homered in Class A Tampa's doubleheader Friday. Matsui went 1-for-3, including a line drive single to right, and a walk in his third rehab game for Tampa on Saturday night.

Matsui is scheduled to take part in a simulated game Sunday and then return to New York, raising ...

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