Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:19:36 -0700
Cleveland Indians DH Jason Giambi (rib) was slotted in the seventh spot of the batting order Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals. He will serve as a part-time designated hitter, pinch hitter and clubhouse presence.
Fantasy Tip: Giambi is 43 years old, so it's no secret he is a shell of his former self from a fantasy perspective. However, he can still be useful in deeper AL-only formats for his power. He swatted nine homers in 71 games last season, and he had a 1.181 OPS in the ninth inning. He also had a .271 average with a .960 OPS with runners in scoring position in 2013, so Giambi is still an offensive force, especially in clutch situations.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:47:54 -0700
The Cleveland Indians activated 1B Jason Giambi (rib) from the disabled list Monday, April 21, and optioned RP Blake Wood to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:38:33 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Jason Giambi (rib) will be activated from the disabled list Monday, April 21.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:36:41 -0700
Cleveland Indians DH Jason Giambi (rib) went 0-for-2 with a walk and strikeout with Double-A Akron Wednesday, April 16, and could be activated from the disabled list as early as Friday, April 18.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:30 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Jason Giambi (rib) is expected to play another minor-league rehab game Wednesday, April 16, with Double-A Akron. Manager Terry Francona said Giambi could be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 18. "I think that's realistic," Francona said.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:07:47 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Jason Giambi (ribs) was scheduled to play in a rehab game for Double-A Akron Friday, April 11. Manager Terry Francona said Giambi may not play in the entire game.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:41:52 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said the team plans on having 1B Jason Giambi (ribs) play a couple of minor league rehab games before being activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:03:16 -0700
Inclement weather in Oakland forced the Cleveland Indians indoors for the pregame workout Monday, March 31. As such, 1B Jason Giambi (rib) was unable to advance to batting practice on the field. He said he continues to feel good in his recovery. Giambi is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 5.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:04:03 -0700
Confirming previous reports, the Cleveland Indians have placed OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) and 1B/DH Jason Giambi (rib) on the 15-day disabled list. The transactions are retroactive to March 21, and both players will be eligible to return Saturday, April 5. However, manager Terry Francona said that Bourn will probably need additional time to recover.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:31:50 -0700
Cleveland Indians DH Jason Giambi (rib) is expected to play a role off the bench again this year, but he will start the year on the disabled list after fracturing a rib on his right side. The DL move will be retroactive to Friday, March 28. Giambi said he's feeling great, and he'll miss at least the first four games.