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Jason Giambi, Rockies agree to exercise 2012 mutual option

Oct 29, 2011, 6:34 PM EST

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From beat writer Troy Renck of the Denver Post comes word that the Rockies and Jason Giambi have agreed to exercise the backup first baseman’s $1 million mutual option for 2012.

Giambi might have been able to fetch a slightly more fruitful salary on the open market after slugging 13 home runs and tallying 32 RBI in just 131 at-bats this season, but he’s comfortable out in Colorado and seems to have embraced his part-time role behind starting first baseman Todd Helton.

Giambi has earned over $131 million in his 17-year major league career. We’re guessing that money alone no longer drives his decisions.

  1. ultimatecardinalwarrior - Oct 29, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Good on the old man.

  2. foreverchipper10 - Oct 31, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    For some reason I really like him in Colorado.

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