Giambi to Join Rockies at Triple-A
The Rockies would like to add a veteran left-handed bat to their bench for September.
will get the opportunity to claim that role. Giambi is ready to join Triple-A Colorado Springs where he will be given regular at-bats with the idea of being activated by the Rockies when the active rosters expand to 40 players on Sept. 1.
Giambi, 38, a former AL MVP with Oakland, was released by Oakland on Aug. 7 after hitting .193 in 83 games for the A’s. He reached the 400 home run plateau earlier in the season.
Originally signed by the A’s, Giambi had gone to the Yankees as a free agent, and played in New York for seven years before returning to Oakland this year.
Earlier in the season the Rockies attempted to address the veteran-off-the-bench role with Tony Clark, who was released by Arizona. Clark, however, balked at reporting to Triple-A Colorado Springs.