NEW YORK -- Yankees first baseman Andy Phillips has a broken
right wrist and will have surgery Tuesday, most likely sidelining
him for the rest of the season.
Phillips was hit by a pitch during New York's 8-2 loss to Tampa
Bay on Sunday. The club said he will be out four to six weeks.
"It feels like somebody hit me with a hammer," Phillips said.
Jason Giambi started at first in New York's 7-1 loss to Seattle
on Monday. Wilson Betemit, Shelley Duncan and Doug Mientkiewicz
could also play first. Mientkiewicz missed much of the season with
a broken right wrist.
"It's a tough break," manager Joe Torre said. "If we get into
the postseason he may still be a contributor."
"The timing of it was disappointing," Phillips said. "It's
pretty simple math. You know where we are in these four to six
weeks. I hope that I can come back and we're still playing."
Betemit replaced Phillips in the sixth inning of Sunday's game.
Phillips is batting .292 with two homers and 25 RBIs this season.