posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 02:05 PM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi continued his upper body workout and ran in an indoor pool Wednesday, one day after mildly
straining his groin.
Giambi has been working out at the team's spring training complex the past week to get himself into playing shape after being diagnosed with a benign
tumor last month.
"It's going to be a little bit of a setback, but not too bad," Giambi said.
The five-time All-Star hurt his groin while taking part in a conditioning drill. He received treatment on Wednesday.
"It's a little sore, but it's not too bad," Giambi said. "It's from being underworked. It's nothing serious."
Giambi, who felt weak for most of the season, has not played since July 23. The Yankees at first diagnosed him with an intestinal parasite, then said
July 30 that he had a benign tumor, without disclosing where it was located.
He could resume taking batting practice next week.
Giambi had difficulty keeping food down for much of June and July. Before he was put on the disabled list, he was hitless in 21 consecutive at-bats,
dropping his average to .221. He has 11 homers and 36 RBIs after batting .250 with 41 homers and 107 RBI's last season.