Baseball Notable

The Associated Press reported yesterday that the commissioner's office intends to investigate reported remarks by

Jason Giambi

that baseball should apologize for use of performance-enhancing drugs and the Yankees star's comment that he was "wrong for doing that stuff."

Giambi told a grand jury during the Balco investigation in December 2003 that he used steroids and human growth hormone, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in December 2004.

Giambi yesterday refused to talk about the USA Today story.

Roger Clemens threw 58 pitches in four innings for single-A Tampa as he prepares to rejoin the New York Yankees. The Rocket will pitch for the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday in Riverfront Park.

Minnesota reliever Jesse Crain will miss the rest of the season with a right shoulder injury.

Texas third baseman Hank Blalock will have surgery to remove a rib and could miss three months.

Colorado placed pitcher Zach McClellan on the 15-day DL with right-shoulder inflammation.

Associated Press