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Jason Giambi set to begin rehab assignment

Aug 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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Jason Giambi has been out since June with left knee inflammation and has played just 15 games for the Indians all season, but now the 43-year-old designated hitter has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Giambi will join the Double-A lineup tonight, with no official timetable on his expected return date. Most likely it’ll be after rosters expand on September 1, because at this point he’s not a great use of a roster spot.

Giambi is 6-for-47 (.128) this season and has hit .172 in 86 games for the Indians dating back to last year, so he’s kind of more coach than player.

  1. genericcommenter - Aug 26, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    They need an interim Governor of BROhio.

  2. Jack Glasscock's Cup - Aug 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    I thought his facial hair contracted rabies and the team physician Old Yeller-ed him months ago. Good to see the old boy can still hunt.

  3. mybrunoblog - Aug 26, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Giambi’s geriatric nurse pushed his chair out of the senior citizens center and declared him ready to play baseball.

  4. bmadormo - Aug 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Just make him a coach and get it over with. Why have him take up a valuable spot on the roster

  5. pete2112 - Aug 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    I was just about to joke on how old Jason is when the sad reality hit me that we’re both the same age. Ouch.

  6. sportsfan18 - Aug 26, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    No disrespect to Giambi…

    But they would have been better off having Jim Thome instead of Giambi over these last two seasons…

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