Several media sources have confirmed that Yankees slugger Jason Giambi failed a drug test for banned amphetamines, which is pretty surprising. Pretty surprising that he only tested positive for amphetamines.
Giambi tacitly admitted last week that he has used steroids, but he failed to mention that he has been caught using other drugs. Because Major League Baseball's amphetamines policy keeps a first positive test secret, however, it is unlikely Giambi will be asked about it when he meets with representatives from commissioner Bud Selig's office, possibly as soon as tomorrow on the Yankees' day off.
Giambi declined comment before last night's loss to the Red Sox, saying, "I can't really talk about anything." Giambi's agent, Arn Tellem, said in an e-mail: "For the record, I'm not commenting."
Whatever Giambi pays Tellem, it's not enough. "Yes, I'd like to go on record as having nothing for the record." Suck on that, Drew Rosenhaus!
Other MLB stuff: The Yankees rebounded from a series-opening win by losing to Red Sox last night. Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell homered, and Julian Tavarez out-pitched Mike Mussina… The Twins got 13 K's in 7 innings from Johan Santana and two home runs from Justin Morneau to beat the Rangers 7-1… JI – JIM THOME homered to power the White Sox past the A's 10-4.