Giambi Meets With MLB; Pavano Out For Year

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

According to the Daily News, Jason Giambi failed an amphetamine test within the last year, which has subjected him to more test this year. Although that is the latest news about Giambi, the meeting he had at the commissioners office was to discuss the comments he made to USA Today: "I was wrong for doing that stuff. What we should have done a long time ago was stand up - players, ownership, everybody - and said: 'We made a mistake.' We should have apologized back then and made sure we had a rule in place and gone forward. ... Steroids and all of that was a part of history. But it was a topic that everybody wanted to avoid. Nobody wanted to talk about it." As of today, the Yankees are not looking to void the contract of Jason Giambi, but are considering it if more details pop up. This season, Giambi is batting .268 with 6 HR and and 19 RBI. And as for the trade to Anaheim, not happening. Giambi said he has no desire to go to the Angels, or to leave New York for that matter.

Pavano Out For Season: Carl Pavano was given permission from the Yankees to pursue surgery on his elbow. Pavano, who is 5-6 with a 4.77 ERA in 19 starts since signing prior to the 2005 season, will not be ready to pitch again until August 2008. He will probably not sign with the Yankees in the 2008 off season and will look for an incentive base contract elsewhere. Pavano's best year came in 2004 when he was 18-8 with a 3.00 ERA when he was with the Marlins.