Jason Giambi is back on the Indians’ roster at age 43

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Jason Giambi began the season on the disabled list with a broken rib, but the 43-year-old designated hitter is back on the Indians’ active roster now.

Giambi got a lot of credit for being a positive influence in Cleveland’s clubhouse last season and previously he’s been talked about as someone who could immediately go into coaching, but it’s unclear if he’s still a decent enough hitter to actually add value to a 25-man roster.

He can still draw walks and smack the occasional homer, but last season Giambi hit .183 in 71 games for his second straight year with a sub-.700 OPS.

Brewers no. 1 prospect Keston Hiura named Arizona Fall League MVP

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Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura has been named the 2018 Arizona Fall League MVP, per an announcement on Saturday. He’s the first Brewers player to receive the distinction since the award was first handed out in 2002.

Hiura, 22, was selected in the first round of the 2017 draft and has remained at the top of the Brewers’ prospect rankings since then. The second baseman was promoted to Double-A for the first time in June and finished the season with an explosive .293/.357/.464 batting line, 13 home runs, and 15 stolen bases (in 26 chances) across 535 PA for High-A and Double-A. During his time in the AFL, he found even greater success after slashing .323/.371/.563 with five homers and a league-best 33 RBI in 96 at-bats.

Following the award announcements — Rockies corner infielder Tyler Nevin won the AFL batting title, while Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker was designated the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award winner — the Arizona Fall League Championship Game kicked off at 3 PM EST with Hiura batting second and playing second base for the Peoria Javelinas, whose roster is comprised of players from the Braves, Brewers, Padres, Mariners, and Rays.