NEW YORK (AP) -Yankees slugger Jason Giambi was out of the starting lineup Wednesday night and an MRI exam of his bruised right foot came back negative.
Giambi was hit by a pitch from Baltimore's Daniel Cabrera in the second inning of New York's 8-5 win Monday night. The designated hitter stayed in but was lifted for a pinch runner in the eighth after his third walk of the game.
Manager Joe Torre said he was going to start Giambi at first base Tuesday but the foot was still bothering him.
The 2000 AL MVP with Oakland, Giambi missed more than two months this season because of torn tissue in his left foot. He began the day batting .243 with 14 homers and 35 RBIs in 74 games.
``Now it's just a matter of the soreness going away,'' Torre said after New York's 2-1 victory over Baltimore. ``He's pretty uncomfortable right now so hopefully the off day helps and Friday he can come back here and get back in the swing of things.''
Doug Mientkiewicz started at first base and Shelley Duncan was the designated hitter for the finale of the three-game series against Baltimore.

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