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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
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jason Giambi is still mulling over whether to continue his playing career in 2015.
Giambi was limited to just 26 games this season and batted .133 (8-for-60) with two home runs. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said in October that it's unlikely the 43-year-old will return to the team in 2015, but it's possible he'll find the right fit elsewhere. If not, he figures to begin his coaching career. Nov 12 - 2:19 PM

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Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Friday that it's unlikely Jason Giambi will return to the Indians in 2015.

Antonetti didn't go as far as to rule the idea out completely, but did say that it would be a tough fit to carry Giambi on their roster. The 43-year-old is widely respected around the league and may immediately jump into the coaching ranks if he doesn't find a playing gig for 2015.
Oct 31 - 10:12 PM

Indians activated DH Jason Giambi from the 60-day disabled list.

Giambi was out for almost three months because of inflammation in his left knee. The 43-year-old was batting just .128 with a .488 OPS in 52 plate appearances before the injury and will be nothing more than a pinch-hitter down the stretch for the Indians.
Sep 1 - 1:25 PM

Jason Giambi (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Akron.

Giambi is expected to spend a few days in the minors before joining the Indians on September 1. The veteran slugger has been on the disabled list since June 12 with left knee inflammation.
Aug 26 - 1:04 PM

Jason Giambi (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list September 1.

Giambi will go on a rehab assignment next week to get in some tune-up at-bats. The veteran slugger has been on the disabled list since June 12 with knee inflammation.
Aug 23 - 4:53 PM

Indians transferred DH Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Giambi has been out for a month with left knee inflammation. He was moved to make room for pitcher Nick Maronde, who was acquired in a trade from the Angels.
Jul 12 - 7:35 PM

Indians placed DH Jason Giambi on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

Giambi has just six hits in 52 plate appearances this season for the Tribe. The 43-year-old part-time designated hitter could be on the shelf a while.
Jun 12 - 3:23 PM

Jason Giambi belted his first home run of the season in a losing effort against the Orioles on Friday.

The veteran slugger connected on a three-run shot off Bud Norris in the fourth inning to put the Tribe on top 4-3, but unfortunately that wound up being the extent of their offense. He finished the night 1-for-2 plus a walk, raising his season slash to .125/.263/.313 through his first 16 at-bats.
May 23 - 11:41 PM

Indians activated DH Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list.

As expected. Giambi has been sidelined since May 4 with a calf strain, but didn't require a rehab assignment.
May 20 - 3:09 PM

Jason Giambi (calf) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

As expected. Giambi has been sidelined since May 4 with a calf strain, but won't require a rehab assignment.
May 19 - 4:33 PM

Jason Giambi (calf) is expected back Tuesday.

Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that the veteran slugger will not require a minor league rehab assignment, making the Tuesday return possible. Giambi has been on the disabled list since May 4 with a calf strain.
May 17 - 4:46 PM

Indians placed DH Jason Giambi on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 4, with a right calf strain.

The move clears a spot for Yan Gomes' return from the paternity leave list. Giambi, who began the season on the DL with a broken rib, is 0-for-10 with two strikeouts in four games this year.
May 5 - 4:13 PM

Indians activated DH Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list.

Giambi is fully recovered from a broken rib suffered on March 7 when he was hit with an Edwin Jackson fastball. He has been rehabbing over the last two weeks, going hitless in 10 plate appearances with Triple-A Akron. The Indians optioned RHP Blake Wood to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Giambi on the roster.
Apr 21 - 3:00 PM

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

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

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3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
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LF1Michael Brantley
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CF1Michael Bourn
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RF1David Murphy
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DH1Nick Swisher
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S1Corey Kluber
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R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
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10Zach McAllister
11Bryan Price
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