"Tired Arm" -- wow. What? Did he overuse it turning pages reading a book while he sits in the dugout? Jeeeez ...
FROM NY POST:
May 2, 2005 -- Jason Giambi conceded he developed Saturday's right forearm cramp from "maybe just a little overwork," so he was given yesterday off.
Although manager Joe Torre said Giambi would "probably" be available to pinch-hit, the embattled slugger didn't see action in an 8-6 loss to Toronto.
The "Giambino" has been a shell of his former self again this season, batting .224 with three homers and six RBIs in 23 games.
And with Giambi mired in a 4-for-28 skid and a lefty, Ted Lilly, on the hill yesterday, the decision was easy to play rookie Andy Phillips.
Giambi received treatment before the game, describing the arm as "tired."
"Jason, I think, is forcing it," Torre said. "If I had to guess without asking him directly . . . it's not like he's fighting it, but I don't think his patience is where he wants it to happen gradually.
"He's a little anxious right now."
Hitting coach Don Mattingly said he and Giambi have not worked out more than usual lately.
With Tampa Bay lefty Scott Kazmir tossing tonight, it's uncertain whether Giambi will be back in the lineup.