CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent DH/1B JASON GIAMBI to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp.
Giambi, 42, owns a career Major League batting average of .280 (1968-for-7021) with 395 doubles, 9 triples, 429 home runs and 1405 RBI over 18 seasons and 2163 games since debuting with Oakland in 1995 (.403OB/.522SLG/.926OPS). He was a five-time American League All-Star with the A's and New York Yankees from 2000-2004, captured the 2000 AL MVP award while finishing second the following year with Oakland. He currently ranks 7th among active players in RBI, 8th in home runs and 4th in walks (1334).
The Long Beach State alum has spent the last four seasons with the Colorado Rockies, hitting a combined .248 (104-420) with 20 2B, 22HR & 86RBI in 230 games (78G at 1B, .375OB/.452SLG/ .827OPS).