--DH Jason Giambi had surgery on his left wrist and was told he would be ready well in advance of spring training. Giambi suffered a ligament tear in late August that was initially diagnosed as tendinitis. Giambi went 11-for-53 (.208) with one homer and seven RBIs over the final four weeks of the season, then 1-for-8 in the playoff loss against Detroit. Dr. Andrew Weiland, a hand specialist, performed the surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
--1B Andy Phillips had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee at a hospital near his home in Alabama. Phillips, who had cartilage damage, will be able to start working out again in a few weeks.
--LHP Randy Johnson will have surgery on Oct. 26 in Los Angeles to fix the herniated disc in his lower back. Dr. Robert Watkins, who performed similar surgery on Johnson in 1996, will do this operation as well. Johnson is expected to be ready by the start of spring training.
--First base coach Tony Pena has been granted permission to interview for the managerial opening with the Nationals.
--RHP Scott Proctor had his right elbow examined by one of the team physicians in Florida. He had heard a clicking sound in his elbow and was concerned about a bone chip, but an examination revealed no problems.
BY THE NUMBERS
49 -- Players used by the Yankees in 2006.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"It's rough. I feel for the family. I played with him a short time, but it didn't take long to see what kind of person he was." -- SS Derek Jeter, after attending Cory Lidle's memorial service in California.
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