Has there been any further confirmation from other sources about Melancon's surgery?

Other matters: Cashman said he sees Jason Giambi as a full-time DH. ... No decision has been made whether to pick up Jaret Wright's option, which is due on Sunday. ... Pavano has moved to Arizona for the winter and is working with a personal trainer. ... 2006 draft pick Mark Melancon recently had elbow surgery and will be out for a year. Cashman said they had a feeling this would happen but took him anyway in the ninth round based on his potential.