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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Josh Tomlin
4Trevor Bauer
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone