Injured Yanks Joba, Feliciano throw

Updated: March 20, 2011, 2:57 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews |

Suddenly, all is well again with the New York Yankees' bullpen.

Joba Chamberlain, sidelined with an oblique injury, threw a 31-pitch bullpen session Saturday morning and declared himself all better.

"Everything was good," Chamberlain said. "My delivery, probably, felt better than it has in a while."

Left-hander Pedro Feliciano, who hadn't pitched in 10 days with what manager Joe Girardi called a "dead arm,'' threw 15 pitches off the mound at what he said was 80 percent intensity and assured everyone he will be ready when the season starts March 31. He's expected to have a longer bullpen session in a few days.

"I'll be ready," Feliciano said about Opening Day. "I'll be there."

Fellow lefty Boone Logan, who Girardi believed Friday likely would be shut down for four or five days with back spasms, said what he actually had was "a knot'' that had gone away with treatment. He is on the travel roster for Sunday's game against the Phillies in Clearwater.

"Right now, we still fully expect everyone to be ready for Opening Day," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.

Left fielder Brett Gardner is scheduled to play Sunday after fouling a ball off his right shin Thursday. He left Friday's game with leg soreness.

"I'm good to go," he said.

Pitcher A.J. Burnett, hit by a liner on the right upper buttock Friday, has a large bruise.

Wallace Matthews covers the Yankees for You can follow him on Twitter. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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