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A's Release Giambi

Postby CadensDad » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:38 pm

OAKLAND, Calif.(AP)—Jason Giambi(notes) was released by the Oakland Athletics on Friday, cutting short the struggling slugger’s second stint with his first major league club.

The 38-year-old first baseman and designated hitter had returned to Oakland this season after seven years with the New York Yankees.

Giambi, the 2000 AL MVP for the A’s, has been on the disabled list since July 20 with a strained right quadriceps muscle. His legs have been bothering him for months, limiting his time in the field. The injuries, however, weren’t considered career threatening


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AuN_X3X3642F_kBMjCVb2f4RvLYF?slug=txathleticsgiambirelea&prov=st&type=lgns


Not too surprising here. Any chance someone snags him up this year?
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Re: A's Release Giambi

Postby knapplc » Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:35 pm

CadensDad wrote:Not too surprising here. Any chance someone snags him up this year?

That depends entirely on how fast HGH builds a body up.
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Re: A's Release Giambi

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:55 am

:-C

I was hoping to see him in September.

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Re: A's Release Giambi

Postby mkultra » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:18 am

From the A's press release:

However, Giambi was placed on the 15-day DL July 20 with a strained right quad. At the time he went on the DL, he had the lowest batting average in the majors and fourth lowest slugging percentage in the American League (.364).


http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/p ... p&c_id=oak

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Re: A's Release Giambi

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:44 am

wow another one goes the bret boone route. :-°
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Re: A's Release Giambi

Postby Old_Style » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:59 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:wow another one goes the bret boone route. :-°


Giambi cried like a baby after he was released too?
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