NEW YORK -- Yankees slugger Jason Giambi still wants to keep his medical situation private, even though a newspaper report yesterday detailed the location and treatment of his benign tumor.
Citing three anonymous major league sources, the Daily News reported that Giambi has been getting treatment for a tumor in his pituitary gland, which is about the size of a pea and is located at the base of the brain.
The newspaper said the treatment includes a form of steroids that does not enhance athletic performance, and was approved by Major League Baseball.
The Yankees would not confirm the report. The team released a short statement about the "published speculation" with Giambi's comments.
"While I understand the continuing speculation surrounding the details of my medical condition, I continue to believe that it is a private matter. I appreciate the fact that the media has a job to do, but my focus now is on returning and contributing to this team," Giambi said.