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Jason Giambi expected back sooner than later

Jason Giambi

Having suffered a non-displaced rib fracture in spring training, it appears that Tribe designated hitter (and late-season hero) Jason Giambi is now able swing a bat without experiencing any pain.

Papa Giambi is looking to start the upcoming 2014 regular season on the disabled list, but it appears that he will be able to take a hack at southpaws before too long.

It’ll be tough to replicate last season’s heroics, but the Tribe appears more than willing to allow Giambi to take up a spot on the 25-man as a bit of a player-coach1. The veteran slugger batted just .183/.282/.371 in 216 plate appearances last year, but was exponentially more than a slashline.

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(Image via Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

  1. He’ll be accompanying the team to Oakland this weekend despite being placed on the disabled list []

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Is this a good thing or bad?

  • nj0

    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…………..
    In Tito we trust, but……
    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…………..

  • nj0

    It sure is something.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I was gonna say this got an uptick then I saw who gave it to you!

  • mgbode
  • toledo

    “take a hack at southpaws”

    is that his new role?

  • Kildawg

    Whose bullpen spot is warmer, Wood’s or Pestano’s? I would have to say Wood since Pestano is clearly more beloved among the fans.