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Jason Giambi wants to play next season at age 43

Sep 10, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Fresh off joining the 2,000-hit club, Jason Giambi told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he hopes to continue playing next season at age 43 and would like to be back with the Indians.

During the offseason Giambi was in the running to become the Rockies’ manager, which would have required retiring as a player, but instead that job went to Walt Weiss and he took a part-time gig with the Indians.

Giambi has hit just .186 in 198 plate appearances and also struggled last season, so finding another non-coaching job might be tough.

  1. knowlegeforyou - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Well I want to play too but unfortunately I’m not good enough either.

  2. hoopmatch - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    The dude is just a baseball lover who hates the idea of not playing. I admire that quality.

    • jarathen - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      He is no longer a very useful presence at the plate or in the field. He can certainly love the game, but like Henderson, I’m sure he will very soon be shown the door by lack of interest.

  3. whitdog23 - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    indians fans will REJOICE when he’s re-signed. just watch
    personally…he’s better suited for a rec softball league with a beer inning (or two)

    • largebill - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Um, no we won’t.
      ALL Indians fans

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    I hope he gets a shot. sign with the Yanks. I don’t care, this guy was my favorite player growing up. He still can walk and has some power. I believe he has 8 homeruns and 8 doubles? half his hits have been for extra bases so he obviously has some juice left in him ( steroid pun not intended)

  5. paperlions - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Instead, he should plan to play next season at age 28, he’ll be much better that way.

  6. babybull12 - Sep 10, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    the real question for the tribe is why do they keep running Chris Perez out in the 9th inning to flush our playoff chances down the drain. This guy seems like he has a free pass to walk as many batters as he pleases and allow at least 1 extra base hit per outting. Im sick of this out of shape gas can acting like he did something after finally getting the last out after he loads the bases. Find another closer immediately Coach Francona!!!!!

  7. garyzx7r - Sep 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    bring him back Cleveland! Love that guy and the whole goon squad

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