The Indians have a standing offer to Jason Giambi for a non-playing role

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Eventually Jason Giambi will have to stop playing. He may not have his brain around it yet, but the guy will be 44 this year, so the end is nigh. Heck, the end was probably a couple of years ago, but his likability and presence in the clubhouse is valued enough to where the Rockies and then the Indians have let him keep playing.

In the likely event that he can’t snag a job as a player this year, though, he can still make it to spring training:

He’s turned down coaching opportunities in the past. Given that he has a .185 batting average in 157 games dating back to 2012, my guess is that he won’t turn them down much longer.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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