Jason Giambi will interview to be Rockies manager

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Speculation about Jason Giambi being a candidate for the Rockies’ managerial opening is speculation no more, as Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Giambi will officially interview for the job.

Renck calls him the Rockies’ “final in-house candidate.”

Giambi hasn’t retired as a player yet and in fact underwent hernia surgery last week to get ready for a potential 2013 return, but the 41-year-old former MVP has said he’d call it quits as a player if the Rockies hire him as a manager.

Oh well. A player/manager would have been fun, especially one known to wear a t-shirt that reads “party like a rock star, hammer like a porn star, rake like an all-star.”

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.