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Cash: Wright

may not return



MILWAUKEE - The Yankees hope to have Jaret Wright back by the All-Star break, but GM Brian Cashman acknowledged yesterday that it is "possible" the righthander could be out for the year.

"I think it's a question mark," Cashman said. "It's possible we don't see him at all."

Wright is in "shutdown" mode right now, according to Joe Torre, after reporting soreness following a long-toss session Monday in Tampa. Wright was sent for an MRI after complaining of pain, but the test did not show any changes from the previous one. Cashman said the Yanks hope Wright will resume his throwing program on Saturday.

BROWN SKIPPED: Torre said there's a very good chance that Kevin Brown's bruised left shoulder will feel 100% by tomorrow, which is when he's scheduled to start against the Cardinals.

But Torre can't be sure. And since the Yankees don't want to wait until the day of a game to choose a starter, Torre and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre opted to hold Brown out of the series opener in St. Louis and will start rookie Chien-Ming Wang instead. Brown is expected to return to the rotation for his next outing.

Brown hurt his shoulder in an awkward fall near first base on Sunday against the Twins. He said Tuesday that he didn't think he aggravated his balky back, but he was headed home to Macon, Ga., last night (as he often does on off days) and was expected to see the physical therapist who has helped him keep his back healthy.

BACK DOWN: Jason Giambi was originally in the lineup last night - it would have been the first time this year he played three straight games at first base - but was scratched just before game time with back spasms. Giambi said after the game that his back "just locked up" on him while swinging in the indoor cage. He will see a chiropractor today in St. Louis and said he expects to be able to play tomorrow.

ROBBY ROPE: Robinson Cano hit his first career pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning. "This game is so easy for him," Torre said of the rookie. "It's a piece of cake for him." ... Derek Jeter hit his sixth homer of the year in the sixth inning.

Originally published on June 9, 2005

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Anyone know what the out is in Wrights contract?

I know the Yankees can void the last 2 years or so if certain DL time is spent for a previous injury. I just don't remember the specifics.

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