Jason Giambi, 42, continues working out, told me still hopeful of playing this season. Likely have to go to camp on minor league deal
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 9, 2013
Giambi hit .225/.372/.303 with one homer in 113 plate appearances in 2012. The mojo for Giambi lasted longer than a lot of folks probably thought it would — not many former superstars continue on as role players after their elite skills have faded into average ones — but it seems like it’s over. I could see him getting some spring training at bats anywhere, but he had the last job one can have on a major league team — pinch hitter — and there’s really nowhere else to go from there, is there?