Former Oakland Athletic and 18-year MLB veteran Jason Giambi will interview to be the sixth manager of the Colorado Rockies, according to The Denver Post.
Giambi, 41, will reportedly be the team's last in-house candidate. Last week, the Rockies met with bench coach Tom Runnells. Colorado will entertain candidates from outside the organization as well.
Giambi, who has never coached before, recently underwent hernia surgery in hopes of milking a 19th season out of his 6-foot-3, 250-pound body. He would forgo playing for the beginnings of a coaching career.
As one of only two teams seeking a new manager this offseason, the Rockies do not have a timetable for the hiring.
Giambi spent his first eight MLB seasons playing with Oakland, where he hit .300 with 198 home runs and won the 2000 AL MVP Award. Giambi is a career .280 hitter with 429 home runs, ranking him 43rd on the all-time list.
He is coming off a two-year, 2 million contract with the Rockies.
OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.
Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.
Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
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In order to get their 40-man roster set for the Rule 5 Draft, the A's did a little roster reshuffling on Monday.
Among the casualties from the roster crunch was outfielder Jaycob Brugman, who played in 48 games for the A's in 2017.
Brugman and left-handed pitcher Sam Moll were designated for assignment in order to clear spots for the A's to add right-handed pitchers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino to the 40-man roster.
During his stint with the A's last season, Brugman hit .266/.346/.343 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Brugman participated in the recently-concluded Arizona Fall League, but didn't put up great numbers. He his just 1.82 in nine games.
The 23-year-old Fillmyer started 29 games for Double-A Midland and posted a 3.49 ERA in 149.2 innings. He was a fifth-round by the A's in 2014.
Trivino spent time with Midland and Triple-A Nashville during the 2017 season. In 48 relief appearances between the two levels, he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 65 batters in 68.1 innings.
Earlier on Monday, the A's acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros for right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey. Laureano was added to the 40-man roster and right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.
The Rule 5 Draft will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.