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Jason Giambi | Designated Hitter

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (43) / 1/8/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Long Beach State
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Giambi (rib) won't be activated from the disabled list until Monday.
He was originally supposed to be activated Friday, but the Indians have decided to give him a few more rehab at-bats while also allowing them to delay a roster decision. Giambi has been out with a broken rib. Apr 18 - 3:49 PM

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Jason Giambi (rib) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Giambi is scheduled to play a third and final rehab game with Double-A Akron on Wednesday. "I think that's realistic," Indians manager Terry Francona said about Giambi returning Friday. "I think he's actually pretty good about being honest. When he comes back, he wants to be able to help us, and be healthy enough to get his swings and have enough timing to do some damage."
Apr 15 - 8:39 PM

Jason Giambi (rib) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Double-A Akron.

He's expected to need several rehab games before being activated. Giambi should rejoin the Indians sometime next week.
Apr 9 - 10:56 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Saturday that Jason Giambi (ribs) will play in several minor league rehab games before rejoining the Indians.

Giambi broke a rib when he was hit by a pitch in early March and is still on the mend. There are no details yet on when that rehab assignment will begin.
Apr 5 - 11:55 AM

Indians purchased the contract of DH Jason Giambi from Triple-A Columbus; placed him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a fractured rib.

Giambi broke a rib when he was struck by a pitch in early March. He should be ready to go either when his 15 days are up or shortly after.
Mar 30 - 12:33 PM

Jason Giambi (rib) has been swinging a bat with no pain.

Giambi broke a rib when he was struck by a pitch in early March. He'll begin the season on the disabled list but should be ready to go for designated hitter duty early on in the year.
Mar 28 - 10:51 AM

The Indians will place Jason Giambi (rib) on the disabled list on Sunday.

Giambi was in camp on a minor league deal, so the Indians will have to make a 40-man roster move in order to officially add him. He should be ready to come off the disabled list by mid-April.
Mar 25 - 2:27 PM

Jason Giambi (rib) expects to begin the year on the disabled list.

Giambi was diagnosed with a non-displaced rib fracture earlier this month and will likely be sidelined until early-to-mid April. Per the terms of his minor league deal, the veteran slugger must be added to the major league roster (or major league disabled list) today.
Mar 25 - 12:47 PM

Jason Giambi (rib) did some dry swinging Sunday.

Giambi was diagnosed on March 13 with a non-displaced rib fracture and will open the 2014 regular season on the 15-day disabled list. The veteran slugger batted just .183/.282/.371 in 216 plate appearances last year.
Mar 24 - 11:59 AM

Jason Giambi has been diagnosed with a non-displaced rib fracture and will be out 3-4 weeks.

Giambi suffered the injury on March 7 when he was struck by an Edwin Jackson fastball. The Indians re-signed him to a minor league contract in October and are planning to use him as a part-time DH and power bench bat during the 2014 campaign. But a season-opening 15-day disabled list will likely come first.
Mar 13 - 12:41 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that Jason Giambi is expected to make the Indians assuming he's healthy.

Giambi hit just .183/.282/.371 in 216 plate appearances with the Indians last season, but he still offers power and patience off the bench and he's considered a clubhouse favorite. He turned 43 in January.
Mar 3 - 5:13 PM

Indians re-signed DH Jason Giambi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

That didn't take long. Giambi hit just .183/.282/.371 in 216 plate appearances this season, but he still has good power and the Indians love his clubhouse presence. He'll serve as a part-time DH and pinch-hitter in 2014.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 02:26:00 PM

The Indians would love to have Jason Giambi back for the 2014 season.

"We would like to continue our relationship with ‘G’ probably as long as he would like to," said manager Terry Francona. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti shares Francona's sentiment and would like Giambi to stick around as a coach once his playing career is over. Giambi, who turns 43 in January, batted .183/.282/.371 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 216 plate appearances this season and is highly-respected in the clubhouse.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Jason Giambi is day-to-day after tweaking his forearm in Saturday's game.

Giambi left the game after the at-bat in the fifth inning, and he said afterwards that he's day-to-day. With the Indians likely needing a win on Sunday, it's too early to rule him out for the game. Indians manager Terry Francona will likely wait to see how Giambi feels on Sunday before making a decision.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 08:14:00 PM

Jason Giambi delivered a pinch-hit, walk-off, two-run homer in the ninth inning Tuesday against the White Sox.

It was shaping up to be a demoralizing loss for the Tribe after Chris Perez served up the game-tying and go-ahead homers in the top of the inning. Giambi bailed Perez out in the bottom of the frame, though, depositing a hanging slider from Addison Reed deep into the right field seats. Giambi is batting just .181/.280/.374 this season, but he's hit nine homers over 182 at-bats and has a pair of walk-off shots.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 11:11:00 PM

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LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
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