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Jason Giambi has fielded some calls

Chicago Cubs v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - APRIL 17: Jason Giambi #23 of the Colorado Rockies looks on from the dugout prior to facing the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on April 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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If I were a betting man I’d not put much down on “Jason Giambi is going to play in the big leagues in 2013.” But he’s trying. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that “Giambi has received calls from a few teams,” but nothing is really doing.

Giambi can still get on base but his power left him last year. Given that he was already basically a pinch hitter only, there isn’t a lot of room for him on a big league roster. It’s been a nice run -- a longer run than many people might have expected at one time -- but I’d be shocked if Giambi isn’t cut by someone before mid-March, if he even gets a minor league deal.

In other news, Troy Renck started out that column with a Smiths reference, which there really should be more of in baseball writing.