NEW YORK -- Joba Chamberlain was activated from the disabled list Tuesday by the New York Yankees, and injured infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis might not be far behind. Chamberlain was back in the bullpen for the second Subway Series game against the New York Mets after missing a month with a strained muscle on his right side. To make room on the roster, left-hander David Huff was designated for assignment. Teixeira and Youkilis both got five at-bats Tuesday during an extended spring training game in Florida, then headed out to begin their rehab assignments Wednesday with Double-A Trenton. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said its possible both could be ready to rejoin the team after two games in Trenton. That would make them available for the start of a three-game series against rival Boston that begins Friday. The Red Sox entered Tuesday with a one-game lead in the AL East over New York. Teixeira has been sidelined since early March by a right wrist injury. Youkilis has missed almost 30 games with a lumbar spine sprain. Huff had just been added to the roster Sunday, one day after he was claimed off waivers from Cleveland. He pitched in one game for the Yankees, allowing one run in one inning against Tampa Bay. Before getting hurt, Chamberlain had been used primarily in the seventh inning, a role that has since been filled nicely by other relievers such as Shawn Kelley and Preston Claiborne. "Everybodys throwing the ball well, so just to be able to be in the mix with those guys down there, its been fun to watch. And now to be a part of it, its going to be even better," Chamberlain said. "Ive been in every situation, so theres not going to be any situation that catches me off guard, and I think thats my advantage. Obviously, whatever inning it is and whatever situation, Im going to be ready to go and look forward to it." Girardi said he plans to use Chamberlain the way he did before the injury. "I anticipate Joba getting there. Well see how we use him right away," Girardi said. "Sometimes when a guy comes back from an injury you kind of want to kind of work him back slowly, but well see what the opportunity is." In other injury news, Andy Pettitte threw 75 pitches during a five-inning simulated game, his first game-type action since going on the 15-day disabled list May 17 because of a strained muscle in his upper back. If he feels fine Wednesday, the left-hander could return to the big league rotation early next week. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery in January, has resumed taking on-field batting practice as he moves into his fourth week of baseball activities. Eduardo Nunez, who had been filling in at shortstop for injured Derek Jeter, was kept off the field as he tries to heal a strained muscle on his left side. Nunez felt discomfort during batting practice Saturday and was shut down. Girardi said right-hander Michael Pineda was throwing well at extended spring training but was taken out of the game because of a cracked nail. Pineda, an All-Star as a rookie in 2011, is coming back from right shoulder surgery that sidelined him all of last season. He has not pitched for the Yankees yet after being acquired from Seattle in a trade after the 2011 season. NOTES: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who plans to retire after this season, was honoured by the Mets and the FDNY in a brief ceremony Tuesday afternoon before his final scheduled visit to Citi Field. Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon presented Rivera with a mounted fire hose nozzle, and New York City Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano gave baseballs career saves leader a mounted call box. Wilpon said although it seems unlikely, hed like to see Rivera again in the World Series. "You never know," Rivera said, later adding: "I have enjoyed every game that I have played here. Weve had some great games. Ive saved some games, Ive blown some games. Overall, it has been wonderful. It has been nothing but great moments and I definitely will appreciate all this." ... Rivera also accepted an invitation from Wilpon to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. After a rain delay that lasted 91 minutes, a smiling Rivera climbed the mound and tossed to Mets career saves leader John Franco behind the plate. Just before that, the Mets played a video tribute to Rivera that ended with the message, "Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career." Jordan 11 Wholesale Shoes . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. Air Jordan 11 Retro Ie ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. http://www.airjordan11ireland.com/ . -- Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Air Jordan 11 Cheapest .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Air Jordan 11 Ireland . They had already blown a double-digit lead, fans were hitting the exits, and a long seven-game road trip waited at the end. ASHBURN, Va. -- Trent Williams got several of his fellow Washington Redskins offensive linemen to fly to Texas during the offseason. His pitch was pretty good.Williams wants to harken back to the days of the Redskins famous Hogs -- the offensive linemen of the 1980s and early 1990s who paved the way to three Super Bowls. Williams has branded the 2016 Washington line as Hogs 2.0, complete with shirts, hats and the mentality that the group will follow the footsteps of Russ Grimm and Joe Jacoby.The four-time Pro Bowl left tackle hosted a three-day workout at a training facility in Houston attended by starters Morgan Moses, Spencer Long and 10 other linemen. Williams debated the Hogs 2.0 name because he didnt want to add extra pressure, but the goal of the workout was to set a goal for a work ethic.Not putting the expectation that we plan on being the Hogs, but were just showing that respect that we want to play like them and we admire them and we know thats the standard, Williams said during the teams training camp in Richmond, Virginia. I didnt want to just bring a bunch of guys together to come and hang out and have beers or whatnot. I told them before they came we were going to work pretty hard. You cant get in shape in three days, but we were going to put it to the test, see where everybody was, and we were going to (enhance) fellowship at night over dinner.Offensive line coach Bill Callahan sees the benefit as twofold: not only did Williams put younger, less experienced linemen through drills and help them with fundamentals, but the group got to bond. For all the extra work Callahan puts linemen through after practices, theres already the buy-in for voluntarily going to Williams event, and the memories from going through it.Williams said that made the players closer as a group.We put the hard work in the bank, the 28-year-old offensive line leader said. We did it together. We can go in the locker room and sit and talk about how hard it was to get through it.The workouts took place at O Athletik, a new facility Williams owns along with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and others. According to the Houston Chronicle, O Athletik includes a boxing gym, sand pit, indoor artificial turf, a steep man-made hill and underwater treadmills.ddddddddddddThe workouts were really challenging and that helps when you have to rely on each other to push each other through that kind of stuff as an offensive line, because thats what we do in games, said Long, whos competing with Shawn Lauvao to start at left guard.Tight end Niles Paul didnt attend this specific workout but said he threw up after Williams put him through the rigors before. He has noticed a marked improvement in the offensive line over the years, with Williams as the guiding force.Williams, entering his seventh NFL season, sees strides in his teammates even since last year. He missed the first two preseason games with a sore right knee and liked what he saw from backup Ty Nsehke.He definitely got a lot better over the offseason, Williams said Monday. I think if you watch him closely you can see the improvements. Its glaring. It (isnt) anything you would have to search hard for. Thats just a good credit to Ty and the coaching and how hes received the coaching.And its a credit to Williams, who has taken a leadership role for the Redskins as a whole, not just on the offensive line. Kirk Cousins carries some of that now as the starting quarterback, but Williams has the seniority and the long-term track record as an elite performer.Trents one of the guys in the locker room that people gravitate to, Paul said. Hes probably the most respected guy in the locker room. His leadership is important out here, and to have him step up and say, `Hogs 2.0, thats a big thing, thats a big deal and he means that.Game notes Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he has a total expectation rookie WR Josh Doctson will be ready for Week 1 against the Steelers. Doctson still hasnt practiced with the team because of an Achilles tendon injury. ... Gruden said WR Jamison Crowder hurt his knee in the second preseason game against the Jets and doesnt know if hell be ready to play Friday against Buffalo.---Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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