Rockies, Giambi Exercise Mutual Option For 2012

As expected, the Rockies and backup first baseman Jason Giambi have exercised their sides of a $1MM mutual option for 2012, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (via Twitter).

Giambi, 41 in January, has spent two-plus seasons in Colorado as a pinch-hitter and Todd Helton's backup. The former Athletic and Yankee slugged 13 homers and drew 35 walks in only 152 plate appearances in 2011, so he still has some pop and a good eye at the plate.

The Giambino, a former second-round pick (1992), will return for an 18th Major League season. He boasts an impressive .281/.404/.525 for his career.


3 Responses to Rockies, Giambi Exercise Mutual Option For 2012 Leave a Reply

  1. Whowonthe2009WorldSeries 4 years ago

    35 walks in 2010 only 17 this year.

    • Chris_RG 4 years ago

      222 PA in 2010
      152 PA in 2011

      That has something to do with it. 

  2. BobbyJohn 4 years ago

    E-GM to start the off-season.

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