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NEW YORK -- Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui will cut short his rehabilitation and could be headed for season-ending surgery after experiencing more inflammation in his troublesome left knee.
Matsui, 34, is currently on the disabled list and had been working out at the club's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla. He did not hit on Tuesday and is scheduled to see team physician Dr. Stuart Hershon in New York by Friday.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman called Matsui's continued issues "discouraging" and said it is now more likely that Matsui may not return this season. (Source)
We here at matsuifan are not totally sure, but we do have this photo of A-Rod dressed up like a bush in front of Cynthia's house.
MIAMI - The wife of Alex Rodriguez wants to know if the Yankees star hired private detectives or installed wiretaps installed to spy on her.
Cynthia Rodriguez's lawyers demanded evidence of any such surveillance as part of a routine request filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court last week in their divorce case.
The document asks for any tape recordings, photographs, reports from investigators or results from possible wiretaps "or other electronic surveillance conducted by you or others on your behalf." (Source)
Thankfully, Papelbon was not selected to be manager of the AL All Star team.
Below is his intelligent answer to the question "Who should close the All Star Game at Yankee Stadium?"
"If I was managing the team, I would close," Papelbon said Monday. "But I'm not managing the team."
No, you are not managing the team and you are a moron. But don't worry Papelbon, you are not alone. Your whole team is a bunch of idiots.
So in the future Papelbon, keep making that stupid face you think is intimidating and continue to act like a jackass.
I think our friend Ross from "Yankee Stadium Insider Blog" is just waiting for Cone to screw up, because he gets these videos out to the public even before Cone spits out his jargon.
Enjoy the latest video of Cone's dumb comments.
Friday 5-0 Jays win
Saturday 9-4 Yankees win
Sunday 4-1 Jays win
Jason Giambi's mustache may have helped him turn his season around, but it wasn't enough to earn him a place on the All-Star team.
Giambi lost out to Evan Longoria, the Rays third baseman who won the fan vote for the final spot on the American League roster. White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye finished second, with Giambi coming in third ahead of Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts and Royals outfielder Jose Guillen.
"He's a great player - and he's only going to get better," Giambi said of Longoria, an All-Star in his rookie season. "He can play defensively with anybody in the big leagues, and offensively, he's got power to all fields."
Despite the Yankees' "Support the 'Stache" campaign, which included a Stadium giveaway of 20,000 fake mustaches on Wednesday afternoon, Giambi failed to garner enough support to earn his sixth All-Star appearance and first since 2004. Still, Giambi's rebirth at the plate has left him feeling good about his season.
"Just being productive, that's what I'm most excited about," Giambi said. "The whole thing was fun; what (Yankees PR director) Jason Zillo and the guys did with the marketing, the fans, it was awesome. I gave it a run, but now I get four days off, which I definitely can use." (Source)
Huge win for the Yankees as they try to chip away at the Rays lead in the East.
Yankees win 2-1 (Box Score)
As much as I was against the Ponson signing, the big sack of crap has been pitching ok.
6.0 innings 5 Hits 1 ER 2BB 4k's
Jason Giambi answers reporters on his special mustache day.
Giambi calls himself "humbled" by the effort of the club and the kindness of the fans. He has had rocky relationships with both because he testified he used steroids. Now he is a sentimental favorite.
"I guess you just play from the heart," he said when asked about how a person makes that transition. "Just be yourself and let the world know you're a human being and you make mistakes, and it's how you handle mistakes that says who you are."
Andy shut out the Rays through 8 innings
His Line: 8 INN, 4 HA, 5 K, 0.500 WHIP, W, QS
Yankees 5 Rays 0
Help Giambi become an ALL STAR ! (And David Wright too!)