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Indians activate Jason Giambi from disabled list

Apr 12, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

Jason Giambi AP

Jason Giambi made the Indians out of spring training, but began the season on the disabled list with a strained lower back.

After some roster shuffling–including sending Carlos Carrasco back to Triple-A–the Indians have activated Giambi from the DL.

Giambi was signed to be a bench bat and at age 42 he’s not exactly suited for regular playing time anyway, but if Drew Stubbs continues to struggle the Indians could get Giambi into the lineup a few times per week by shifting some guys around. Giambi hasn’t had more than 225 plate appearances in a season since 2009, but he posted a .370 on-base percentage and .444 slugging percentage from 2010-2012.

  1. 13arod - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:25 PM


  2. stephenolszewski - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Can he pitch?

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      can he walk?

  3. romoscollarbone - Apr 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    The MLB cares about PEDs. Not.

  4. badintent - Apr 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    GOTTA be the Perk shampoo.

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