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