Jason Giambi coming off DL tomorrow.
Francona: Giambi won't need Minors rehab assignment, could be activated from DL Tuesday rather than Monday (LH Smyly pitching for Tigers).
Let's Go Tribe "The Indians have placed Jason Giambi on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf. It is unclear at this moment whether or not the 43-year-old slugger will still be able to provide a positive clubhouse presence. Giambi went 0 for 10 and played sporadically after joining the team (after..." May 05
Hardball Talk "Jason Giambi began the season on the disabled list with a broken rib, but the 43-year-old designated hitter is back on the Indians’ active roster now. Giambi got a lot of credit for being a positive influence in Cleveland’s clubhouse last season and previously he’s been talked about as someone..." April 21
Michael Bourn slated to continue rehab in AA Akron tomorrow as they open at home against Bowie. Giambi slated for Friday at Akron.
Francona said Indians are planning on having Giambi play in a couple Minors rehab games before DL activation. Still working through details.
Jason Giambi DID NOT receive a $100,000 retention bonus as I reported Tuesday. He will be placed on big-league DL Sunday.
Akron Beacon Journal "Indians first baseman/designated hitter Jason Giambi has been diagnosed with a small non-displaced rib fracture on his right side and will be out three to four weeks, the Tribe announced Thursday. Giambi was hurt when he was hit by an Edwin Jackson pitch in the third inning Friday against the..." March 14
#Indians have made the following roster moves: re-sign DH Jason Giambi; release RHP Chris Perez; acquire LHP Colt Hynes from SD for cash.
CBS Cleveland "It’s not often that a player that will be 43 years old on opening day 2014 has basically an open roster spot if he chooses to take it. That sounds like the offer that Indians DH Jason Giambi will have on the table for next season as both GM Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona said Monday..." October 09
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians continued to create a September to remember Tuesday night at Progressive Field. Just what the final form of that memory will be remains a mystery but one way or another it will be extreme. How extreme? Here's a hint. After Chris Perez seemingly blew the game by giving up homers..." September 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Giambi who collected the 2000th hit of his career Sunday says he'd like to stick around and get a few more in 2014. "I would love to play next year" said Giambi 42. "Hopefully it will be here. I love it here. I love the direction the team is going and the things we've got going..." September 10
Hardball Talk "Jason Giambi had been sitting on 1999 career hits since August 31 and finally joined the elusive 2000 hit club in the ninth inning this afternoon against Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins. With Giambi leading off the ninth inning Hawkins tossed a 94 MPH fastball belt-high but inside. Giambi fought it..." September 09
New York Post "Jason Giambi was batting seventh and serving as the designated hitter last night for the Indians against the Yankees. But if things had worked out differently this offseason, he wouldn’t have been in a lineup at all — he would be responsible for making them. Giambi, who spent the last four..." June 05
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Giambi is much more comfortable attempting to hit a home run than he is attempting to steal a base. Giambi, two innings after his base-running mistake, hit a three-run homer in the sixth to help the Indians defeat the Reds, 5-2, Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Justin Masterson..." May 30
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Giambi is 42 and in an 0-for-26 slump. Just don't ask manager Terry Francona if Giambi's age and the slump go hand-in-hand. " Bleep, no," said Francona. "I'll tell you what, ask me that when he's 44. I think he's got himself in a position lately where his bat speed is better. He was..." May 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Giambi will play his first game for the Indians today when they play host to the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Tribe right-hander Brett Myers (0-1, 12.19 ERA) faces White Sox righty Jake Peavy (1-1, 5.56). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Giambi, recently activated from..." April 14
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Manager Terry Francona said Jason Giambi is on schedule to be activated for Tuesday night's game against the Yankees at Progressive Field. Giambi, 42, opened the year on the disabled list with a convenient back injury that allowed the Indians to juggle the roster so Carlos Carrasco could serve..." April 06
Akron Beacon Journal "They are three of the new guys on the Indians’ roster. Bryan Shaw is only 25 with two big-league seasons on his resume; Scott Kazmir is more renewed than new, and to him that’s as good as it can get. Then there’s Jason Giambi, 42, who has a role that includes counseling new guys. Kazmir..." March 27
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Giambi was so happy when he found out Monday morning that he'd made the Indians' roster that he hugged General Manager Chris Antonetti. "I've got to admit it," said Giambi with a laugh. Giambi will open the season on the disabled list with a back injury, but he said he's "100 percent..." March 27
Akron Beacon Journal "Is there any doubt that Jason Giambi will leave spring training in possession of an Indians roster spot? Manager Terry Francona has announced no such thing, and the club has made no official announcement about Giambi’s status. As of today, he’s just another 42-year-old former All-Star who’s..." March 07