Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen

Giambi Steinbrenner makeout sessionJason Giambi will be sidelined at least three weeks with torn tissue in the arch of his left foot, the latest and greatest setback in an absolutely tumultuous season for the New York Yankees troubled designated hitter.

Giambi was checked out by team physicians Thursday and will be placed on the disabled list before tomorrow's opener of the Bristol-Boner-Inducing series at Boston, which he'll attend in a walking boot.

The controversial slugger was moved from first base to designated hitter this year and hit four homers with 17 RBIs to accompany his .322 batting average in April. His foot apparently started to bother him after he played the field for the first time at the end of the month. He attributes his shining .117 May average, three homers and six RBIs to withdrawl discomfort.

The 36-year-old veteran is in the sixth season of a $120 million, seven-year contract with New York and has been in the news more this season than some players are through their entire careers. How could that possibly be a bad thing?

Melky Cabrera will most likely be playing a lot more outfield these days, while Johnny Damon, Bobby Abreu and Hideki Matsui see time in the DH slot.

Does this help or hurt the Yankees' 22-29 record? How will this affect this weekend's series?

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Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if taking a slumping hitter out of the lineup is ever a bad thing.