Source: Giambi to get one-year deal

Updated: January 23, 2010, 12:27 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPN

Jason Giambi is close to signing a one-year deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the situation.

After being let go by the Oakland A's last season, Giambi hit .292, with two homers and 11 RBIs in 19 regular season games to help Colorado make the playoffs. Giambi, who turned 39 earlier this month, will likely be used mostly as a pinch-hitter with Todd Helton expected to be the team's regular first baseman.

After the Yankees decided not to ...

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