Giambi takes 38 swings, says 'everything is great so far'

Updated: July 23, 2007, 2:22 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jason Giambi took 38 swings Monday during his first on-field batting practice session since hurting his left foot two months ago.

Jason Giambi

Giambi

Designated Hitter
New York Yankees

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2007 Season Stats
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
45 7 23 19 .380 .262

The New York Yankees designated hitter also started running the bases and kept up a throwing program. He hopes to rejoin the Yankees by August.

"Everything is great so far," Giambi said. "Better than expected."

Giambi has been sidelined since May 30 after tearing tissue in the foot. He is hitting .262 with seven homers and 23 RBIs.

New York first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz is fielding grounders while wearing protective gear for his broken right wrist, but hasn't been cleared to resume hitting. He was injured in a collision with Boston's Mike Lowell at first base on June 2.


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