A lot of people have been e-mailing and posting wondering about Jason Giambi’s status.
Here is what we know:
Giambi is out of the walking boot he was in and was scheduled to have an MRI. If the torn plantar fascia tissue in his foot was healing, he would then start a more aggressive rehab program.
No word on if that MRI was taken. But once Giambi starts baseball activities, it will take him a few weeks get ready to play again. So the earliest we could see him is sometime in August.
I can report with better detail that Doug Mientkiewicz is working out in Tampa, taking tennis balls off the bat as he starts to get his wrist in working order. Darrell Rasner is also there and is close to starting a throwing program.
Mientkiewicz is convinced he will be ready to play in early August. Whether that is a positive sign is up for debate.