Madman's Crazed Dogs wrote:Any news on his visit to the foot specialist today? Would love to stick him on the DL as I'm seriously considering dropping him. ( I have Ortiz at 1B and Bonds/Carlos Guillen at Util)
NEW YORK - Jason Giambi sat out his second straight game because of a sore left heel, but he thinks he found some answers from the foot specialist he saw yesterday that will help him return to the Yankees' lineup as the designated hitter tonight in Seattle.
"I have a little plantar fasciitis, and I have a little bone spur in there,'' Giambi said after the Yankees' 14-2 loss to the Rangers at Yankee Stadium. "The biggest thing is, he showed me a tape job I could use and got me some new orthotics and basically showed me a few exercises to try to help it out.
"I came in and showed (the trainers), and they put the tape job on me, and it made a huge, huge difference in the way my foot felt. I'm really optimistic. There's going to be some discomfort, but not like the pain I was in before. ... I felt like my feet were tearing apart every time I'd turn on that back foot.''
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NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi got his left foot checked and received some good news.
"They gave me a way to wrap it and they're getting some orthodics for it," Giambi said. "I'm pretty optimistic."
Giambi, who left the game Tuesday night with a sore foot and sat out Wednesday, went to Manhattan to see a foot specialist Thursday morning. The original diagnosis was confirmed: He has a bone spur on his left heal that is aggravating an arch problem. An MRI showed inflammation.
Giambi was told a cortisone shot would be painful, so this more conservative approach will be given a chance. Since Giambi does not have a history of foot problems, there is a good chance it will not become a chronic issue.
When Giambi got back to the stadium, trainers Gene Monahan and Steve Donahue wrapped the foot the new way, and he was available to pinch hit.
"It made a huge, huge difference," Giambi said. "I have really high arches, so this is something to take some of the pressure off them."
Giambi hopes to be in the Yankees' lineup tonight at DH when they play at Seattle, and to play a few games at first base to get ready for the games next weekend at Shea Stadium, where there will be no DH.
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