Giambi Out; KT On The Way

As SF noted earlier in today’s open thread, Jason Giambi has been placed on the DL due to a tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot. Pete Abraham reports that Kevin Thompson (Scranton: .260 avg, 34 g, 131 ab, 17 r, 34 h, 2 hr, 17 rbi 13 bb, 32 k, .336/.397/.733) has been called up to fill the roster spot.

The tear supposedly occurred when rounding first base on his home run in Tuesday night’s game against the Jays. I was tracking the game and noted at the time, “The pitch was off the outside corner but not too far off; he went out and got it, just muscled it the other way. Giambi has a hard time running and is in obvious pain rounding first.” It looked like he was hustling to first when he wasn’t sure it was going out, and once it was over the wall, he pulled up; I assumed it was related to his bone spur issue but it looks like that was not the case. Or, maybe it was related and by pushing his previous problem, he’s lost for even longer than he would have been with a break to let it heel. Erm, heal. Sorry.

10 comments… add one
  • I am so fired up to go to this game tonight. I came to work in my Red Sox hat, Red Sox belt, Red Sox flip flops, Red Sox Hawaiian shirt and my Red Sox watch.
    Still can’t find a blond wig…

    LocklandSF June 1, 2007, 9:06 am
  • Belt??? Flip Flops??? Hawaiian Shirt??? You crazy Sox fans….

    Triskaidekaphobia June 1, 2007, 9:21 am
  • Lockland, the belt, flip flops, and watch I can see but how did you come across a Red Sox Hawaiian shirt? Next thing you know, there will be Red Sox samurai armor. Don’t laugh, it just might happen!

    Scott SF June 1, 2007, 9:35 am
  • No Red Sox bra?

    sam YF June 1, 2007, 9:44 am
  • Where do you work that they take casual Fridays to such extremes? I get comments here when I wear a Sox cap with my button-up shirt and jeans.

    Paul SF June 1, 2007, 10:45 am
  • thank God kevin thompson is on the way…he’s surely the answer…by the way, giambi’s dl assignment is about to be trumped by a rumored mlb suspension [most likely]…
    lockland, have you no shame man?…just kidding, i’m glad to see a sox fan enjoying this…i said in another post or 2 that i see too many of you not having fun, and i think that’s a bummer…seriously

    dc June 1, 2007, 10:46 am
  • Whats the MLB gonna suspend him for, using “stuff”? He can say he was talking about orange juice! The MLBPA will go nuts if they try to do that. I think Selig will do what he always does with this subject, take the path of least resistance….

    sam YF June 1, 2007, 10:52 am
  • Our company is very small and I was employee #2, so I can pretty much do what ever I want.
    You can but the shirt online and at the team store, it’s actually called the “camp shirt” but since nobody knows what the hell a camp shirt is, Hawaiian is the best way to describe it.
    DC, I have lots of fun and tonight is sure to be a blast.
    I just opened beer #1, at my desk.
    Good times…

    LocklandSF June 1, 2007, 1:39 pm
  • Surely the Yankees are getting on the phone with Bernie. At this point in the season, they don’t just need an OF/DH — they need someone to bind this team back together. That’s Bernie.
    And anyway, it’s not like the Yankees are averse to overpaying a past-his-prime ex-Bomber to play half a season.

    Adam June 1, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • Should be live tomorrow, I’m working on design and content, will also make a T-Shirt for it.

    LocklandSF June 1, 2007, 2:50 pm

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