February 11, 2013 11:00 AM by Smash
ESPN – The Cleveland Indians have signed first baseman-designated hitter Jason Giambi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The Indians announced the signing Saturday, six days ahead of the team’s first full-squad workout.
The 42-year-old Giambi spent the past three-plus seasons filling a part-time role with the Rockies. The 2000 AL MVP was a mentor to younger players and he interviewed for Colorado’s managerial position this offseason.
Hey remember when we wrote about Jason Giambi interviewing with the Rockies this past off-season? Yeah well I guess the Rockies, and himself had different plans. What are the Indians thinking here? I mean, first they overpay for Johnny Damon, then they ink Jason Giambi to a minor league deal? I’m absolutely baffled by this move. Not only is this strange, but the guy ate steroids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner back in the day. Like everyone else, went from zero to sixty then back to zero out of nowhere. Weird…I know.
And if this isn’t the worst timing ever. Just when this whole PED thing is coming back around, they sign one of the most notorious juice heads to ever play the game. Oh, and not to mention the guy is fucking 42 years old.
Hey Cleveland, you’ve got a lot of ‘splainin to doooo.