TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Jason Giambi took 38 swings Monday during his first on-field batting practice session since hurting his left foot two months ago.
The New York Yankees designated hitter also started running the bases and kept up a throwing program. He hopes to rejoin the Yankees by August.
``Everything is great so far,'' Giambi said. ``Better than expected.''
Giambi has been sidelined since May 30 after tearing tissue in the foot. He is hitting .262 with seven homers and 23 RBIs.
New York first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz is fielding grounders while wearing protective gear for his broken right wrist, but hasn't been cleared to resume hitting. He was injured in a collision with Boston's Mike Lowell at first base on June 2.
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