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Rockies place Jason Giambi on DL with viral infection

Jul 25, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Colorado opted to shift Michael Cuddyer to first base rather than turning to Jason Giambi as the fill-in for an injured Todd Helton and now Giambi has joined Helton on the disabled list anyway.

Giambi was placed on the shelf with a viral infection and the 41-year-old told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that he’s been feeling sick for the past three weeks.

His last start was July 1, but Giambi was relieved that “they found something” via blood tests because he was worried “it was just Father Time catching up with me.”

Whatever chance the Rockies had of trading Giambi before July 31 is now gone, although his potential value as a bench bat was pretty minimal anyway.

  1. poprox13 - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    VD?

  2. samu0034 - Jul 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Damn, that’s an admirable beard.

    • bigdogpappad - Jul 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM

      Yeah that big wad of gray on the chin must strike fear into the opposing pitchers!!!

  3. jon623 - Jul 25, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    …he’s still around? Dude, retire already. Giambi looks like he should be bouncing a grandson on his knee on the front porch, not playing professional baseball.

  4. mybrunoblog - Jul 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Every time I see Giambi I wonder what he did the $120 million he took from George Steinbrenner.

  5. genericcommenter - Jul 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    He reminds me of my high school History teacher, who happens to be a convicted sex offender.

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