Reports: Rockies add Giambi

Updated: August 23, 2009, 12:57 PM ET
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Looking for a veteran bat to help their playoff push, the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a deal with Jason Giambi, according to multiple reports.

Giambi was released by the Oakland Athletics earlier this month after hitting just .193 with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs in 83 games. He reportedly will join Triple-A Colorado Springs to get at-bats and then report to the Rockies on Sept. 1 when rosters are expanded.

"Jason is 100 percent healthy and definitely plans to continue playing," his agent Arn Tellem said in an e-mail to The Associated Press when Giambi was released. "He is confident he'll be able to contribute to a team down the stretch."

Giambi had been on the disabled list since July 20 with a strained right quadriceps muscle when he was released by Oakland.

The 38-year-old first baseman and designated hitter had returned to Oakland this season after seven pressure-packed years with the New York Yankees, agreeing in January to a one-year contract that guaranteed him $5.25 million.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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