Not Jason Giambi. With Nick Johnson in Montreal and Travis Lee out for the year, Joe will be forced to rely on Tony Clark more than anyone could have imagined a few months ago. Which begs the question: if Giambi’s health continues to be a problem, will there be some play for, say, Tino Martinez, who’s having a fine comeback year in Tampa?
Otherwise, the Osborne experiment seems to be blessedly over, and the Sturtze Show may never even get off the ground, what with Contreras now slated to return to the rotation over the weekend. If he succeeds, we assume Sturtze shifts to the pen, at least until the return of Karsay/Heredia. If Contereras falters, Cashman has now admitted he will be out shopping for another arm, which would presumably move Contreras to the pen, and Sturtze to Donovan Osborne’s house.
Meanwhile, can someone please explain to me why Kenny Lofton was attempting (and failing) to steal third in a tie game with 2 outs in the 7th (sic?) and A-Rod at the plate last night. Kenny!!!!
PS: Jorge was safe!