Joba Chamberlain allows homer in first action in 13 months

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Joba Chamberlain returned from his broken ankle (not to mention Tommy John surgery) and made his season debut this afternoon, throwing 1.2 innings in the Yankees’ blowout win over the Orioles.

Chamberlain allowed two runs on four hits, including a homer to J.J. Hardy on his second pitch of the game, but showed good velocity in his first big-league action since June 5 of last season.

His tossed 16 fastballs at an average of 92.0 miles per hour, maxing out at 93.1 mph, and both his slider and changeup were in the mid-80s. Chamberlain threw a total of 28 pitches, with 16 of them for strikes.