The Yankees met with Carl Pavano and his agent today and he was given the go-ahead to get Tommy John elbow surgery. That ends his career with the Yankees.
“It just never worked out,” said Brian Cashman in one of the great understatements ever.
Final tally: 19 starts, 5 wins, $39.95 million.
Jason Giambi spoke with reporters for a little while and wouldn’t comment on what was said at his meeting at the commissioner’s office. Giambi met Rob Manfred (executive VP of labor relations) and Frank Coonelly (senior VP and general counsel).
Cashman said trading Giambi was not on his plate and that the Yankees had not discussed voiding his contract. The issue seems to be whether MLB can suspend him, which doesn’t seem likely.
Alex Rodriguez said he didn’t think his slide into Dustin Pedroia yesterday was dirty or intentional. “Just playing hard and trying to score a run,” he said. “I barely touched him.”
Tyler Clippard will start Friday followed by Chien-Ming Wang and Mike Mussina. It looks like it will be Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens in Toronto in that order for the first two games.
The Yankees said they will play an exhibition game at Virginia Tech next season. Either on campus or close by.