Yanks' Chamberlain has bullpen session pushed back

New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain throws against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Saturday, March 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain has
had his bullpen session pushed back by at least one day because of
flulike symptoms.

If Chamberlain can't take the mound Wednesday, he would likely
have his first spring training appearance delayed.

Chamberlain and Phil Hughes, who is set to start Friday against
Tampa Bay, are the front-runners for the fifth spot in the rotation.

The World Series champions play their exhibition opener Wednesday against Pittsburgh. Chad Gaudin, Alfredo Aceves and Sergio Mitre, who are in the mix for the last spot in the rotation, are supposed to face the Pirates.

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