Joba not injured in minor traffic accident

Joba not injured in minor traffic accident

NEW YORK -- Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain was involved in a minor traffic accident on Thursday in Tampa, Fla., but he was not injured.

Newsday first reported that Chamberlain's vehicle was struck from behind as he was traveling to the Yankees' Minor League complex to work out. Chamberlain is in Tampa as he recovers from Tommy John surgery and a right ankle injury.

Chamberlain is expected to throw live batting practice on Monday, the first time he will do so after he suffered an open dislocation of his right ankle in a trampoline accident in late March. Chamberlain has said that he expects to pitch at the Major League level this season, a goal the Yankees have not discouraged him from.