Girardi optimistic Joba will pitch this season

Joe Girardi is optimistic that reliever Joba Chamberlain, who suffered an open dislocation and torn ligaments while jumping on a trampoline with his son, will still be able to pitch this season.

The Yankees manager based that assessment on hearing a report that the 26-year-old right-hander will soon be released from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa and that a CT scan showed no microfractures.

“I guess he’s going to get out Sunday. And that’s just precautionary. The biggest fear now is just the infection. There’s no more surgeries planned,” Girardi said. “There were no microfractures. That’s a good thing. You get a little concerned when that happens that there might be some little fractures. But there were none. We’re happy about that. Now he’s just got to heal.”