After being released by the Oakland Athletics, many wondered whether Jason Giambi had reached the end of his Major League Baseball career. Apparently, he hasn’t. On Sunday, a number of reports surfaced that Giambi is close to signing a deal with the Colorado Rockies.
The 38-year-old struggled in his 83 games with the A’s. He hit .193 with 11 home runs, 39 runs and 40 RBIs. While he missed part of the year with a strained quad muscle on his right leg, it is believed that Giambi is now healthy.
According to the reports, Giambi will report to the Rockies minor league affiliate in Colorado Springs and then will join the big league roster when rosters are expanded on September 1st.
The Rockies will hope that Giambi can add a bit of pop to their lineup. Currently, Colorado is making a hard push in the NL West. Currently, they are only 3.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the NL Wild Card race, the Rockies are 3 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants.