SportsTicker is reporting that Yankees 1B/DH Jason Giambi is the recipient of the American League Comeback Player Of The Year award.

Exactly what Giambi (shown above, circa 2001) has come back from, of course, continues to be a matter of speculation, but I think we can safely say it was something a little more substantial than “a case of the blues”.

Ken Griffey Jr. has won the NL version of said statue, and in light of his straining a tendon in early September, has to be considered the front-runner for the 2006 or 2007 edition of the award.