“We would like to continue our relationship with ‘G’ probably as long as he would like to”, said Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona.
It seems as though Jason Giambi will be one of the few 43 year old baseball player to have a secured spot heading into the off-season. According to both Francona and GM Chris Antonetti, Cleveland would love to welcome back Giambi in 2014.
Giambi finished 2013 with 9 homers and 31 runs batted in. The Indians’ DH showed great improvement from a season ago that saw him hit just one home run and drive in 8 runs in 60 games. “G” hit one of the most memorable home runs of all-time for Indians fans. In a September win over the Chicago White Sox, the seasoned slugger hit the game-winning home run.
Despite a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the postseason, Giambi seems re-energized and excited about 2014.
“I feel great I would love to be a part of this. I love the direction they are going.”
Not only did Francona love his veteran DH’s production this season, but he was a positive influence on the locker room, serving as a mentor to some of the younger players. If Giambi can not find it in him to return to the Indians as a player, Antonetti that they would welcome him back in a coaching capacity.