Yanks slugger Giambi gets two singles in third rehab start with Tampa

SARASOTA, Fla. -- New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi went
2-for-5 for Class-A Tampa on Monday night in his third minor league
rehab game.

Giambi had two singles against the Sarasota Reds. He is 3-for-10
overall during his first game action in two months.

The designated hitter, sidelined since May 30 after tearing
tissue in his left foot, is hitting .262 for New York with seven
homers and 23 RBIs. His foot began bothering him soon after he
played the field for the first time on April 28, and he hit .117 in
May with three homers and six RBIs.

Barring any setbacks, Giambi could be ready to rejoin the
Yankees in early August.

Right-hander Joba Chamberlain, selected 41st overall in the 2006
amateur draft, struck out all three batters he faced for Triple-A
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his first relief appearance Monday. The
Yankees moved the promising prospect to the bullpen over the
weekend and is under consideration for a major league callup in the
near future.