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April 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
Manager Art Howe of the Oakland Athletics would trade it all--the 13 runs, 11 hits, and even the victory--to get his first baseman back. Eric Chavez hit a grand slam as the A's scored six runs in the first inning and kept on scoring Friday night in a 13-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox. But the A's mood soured when Jason Giambi pulled up lame in the seventh inning because of injuries to his right knee and hamstring. "It's a bittersweet victory because of that," Howe said.
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March 30, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Francisco -- Colorado Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi and two former major league baseball players testified Tuesday that the personal trainer of slugger Barry Bonds supplied them with steroids. The trainer, Greg Anderson, has refused to testify in Bonds' federal trial and was taken into custody last week. Jurors have been instructed not to draw inferences about Anderson's absence. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who is presiding over the Bonds' trial, told jurors Tuesday that they were not to infer from the players' testimony that Bonds was using the same substances.
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June 9, 2000 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is a last link to the Oakland A's of Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Rickey Henderson, Dave Stewart and Dennis Eckersley, but Jason Giambi is more than that, more than McGwire's hand-picked, power-hitting disciple. He is the brash, young and, to an extent, swaggering leader of the brash, young and, to an extent, swaggering A's--"in some ways he represents every man on the team in different levels," General Manager Billy Beane says--but he is more than that.
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September 21, 2009 | Associated Press
Jason Giambi hit a home run for the second consecutive game and Ubaldo Jimenez outpitched Dan Haren to help the Colorado Rockies defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, on Sunday. The Rockies expanded their National League wild-card lead to 4 1/2 games over San Francisco. Colorado remained five games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West. Giambi, who had a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning of Colorado's 10-4 victory Saturday night, hit a two-run shot against Haren in the eighth inning.
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July 16, 1992 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It took more than a month, but Jason Giambi finally decided that he needed to move forward. Giambi, one of the most consistent hitters in college baseball the past three seasons, was disappointed when he was cut from the U.S. Olympic baseball team in June after participating in a 40-player tryout at Millington, Tenn.
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March 4, 2005 | Nora Zamichow, Times Staff Writer
When Jason Giambi was a baby, his dad put a toy bat in his crib. Later, the father installed a batting cage and a pitching machine in the backyard. John Giambi, a Mickey Mantle fan and onetime junior college catcher, tutored Jason on his swing -- just as Mantle was tutored by his father. Jason wore No. 7, Mantle's number. The elder Giambi intended to make his son a switch-hitter, like Mantle. But Jason, who batted left-handed, wouldn't go for it.
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July 14, 2002
"You can't just take a pill and expect to hit home runs. You have to have talent. Steroids don't help you hit a baseball." Jason Giambi, Yankee slugger, regarding alleged use of steroids by baseball players.
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April 12, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Oakland first baseman Jason Giambi, who finally has a position he can call his own, now has the added security of a long-term contract. On Saturday the A's signed Giambi, 27, to a three-year deal at undisclosed terms that puts him under contract through the 2001 season. Giambi, hitting a team-high .406, has started all eight games at first base for Oakland this season after playing five positions in 1996 and three in 1997.
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December 14, 2001 | Jim Rhode
With the acquisitions of Roberto Alomar and David Justice, and the signing of Roger Cedeno, here's how the New York Mets' opening-day lineup could look: Roger Cedeno, RF Mets hit speed dial. Edgardo Alfonzo, 3B Hot corner ticket. Roberto Alomar, 2B Sets table for Piazza. Mike Piazza, C M-V-P, M-V-P. David Justice, LF Left-handed pop. Todd Zeile, 1B Karros-like decline? Jay Payton, CF Interchangeable part. Rey Ordonez, SS All you need is glove. Al Leiter, P No Leiter-ing zone.
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May 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
* at Texas 14, Minnesota 4: Gerald Laird hit his first career grand slam in an eight-run fifth inning, and Sammy Sosa had two doubles and three RBIs for the Rangers at Arlington. * at Chicago 8, Oakland 5: Rob Mackowiak hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning, and Darin Erstad drove in three runs for the White Sox. * at New York 6, Boston 2: Alex Rodriguez homered for the third straight game and Jason Giambi ended a one-for-26 slump with an upper-deck homer.
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August 8, 2009 | Associated Press
John Smoltz may have thrown the last pitch of his storied career. The Boston Red Sox cut the struggling Smoltz on Friday, a day after the New York Yankees sent the 42-year-old righty to yet another early exit. Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein traveled to New York to tell Smoltz that the team had designated him for assignment. The move gives Boston 10 days to trade or release Smoltz or send him to the minors. "When he woke up today, he said, 'How can I help the team win?
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June 6, 2008 | From the Associated Press:
at New York 9, Toronto 8: Pinch-hitter Jason Giambi hit a two-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning. The drive, on an 0-2 pitch from closer B.J. Ryan into the right-field upper deck, capped a rally from a 7-2 deficit. It was the Yankees' biggest comeback this season. "I was prepared for his getting on base," Manager Joe Girardi said. "I wasn't prepared for him to hit it into the upper deck." Ryan blew his second consecutive save chance after starting the season 12 for 12.
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August 19, 2007 | Jim Litke, Associated Press
We could have done without commissioner Bud Selig's self-serving plug on behalf of Jason Giambi and his charitable work. Considering that George Steinbrenner is paying the Yankee slugger $23 million this season for what amounts to a part-time job -- injuries have limited Giambi to less than half of New York's games -- giving something back is not just the right thing do, it's practically an obligation.
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August 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
TORONTO -- Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees escaped punishment from Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday because of his charitable work and cooperation with baseball's steroids investigator. Selig, speaking on the second and final day of an owners meeting, called this an "appropriate decision." Giambi has acknowledged a "personal history regarding steroids." He agreed to speak with former Sen. George Mitchell last month after Selig threatened to discipline him if he refused to cooperate.
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June 22, 2007 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Under threat of a 50-game suspension, Jason Giambi agreed Thursday to talk with baseball investigators about "my past history regarding steroids." The New York Yankees first baseman will not answer questions about other players, but he will become the first player known to discuss reports of his steroid use with former Sen. George Mitchell, the leader of baseball's steroid investigation.
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June 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Lawyers for the baseball players' union and the commissioner's office are discussing ways to bring about a meeting between Jason Giambi and steroids investigator George Mitchell. The talks were expected to extend into the weekend and possibly next week, a person familiar with negotiations said Thursday. Commissioner Bud Selig said June 6 that he wanted Giambi to meet with Mitchell within two weeks and to cooperate fully with the steroids investigation.
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December 7, 2001 | Associated Press
Don't fit Jason Giambi for pinstripes yet. Despite an ESPN report that the free-agent first baseman had signed a seven-year, $128-million contract, the Yankees were adamant that no agreement had been reached on either the length of a possible deal or the money. "The Yankees have not reached an agreement with Jason Giambi, in principle or otherwise," Yankee spokesman Rick Cerrone said. "I don't know how we can say it any more clearly than that."
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December 12, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Baseball sluggers Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield, boxer Shane Mosley and Oakland Raider teammates Bill Romanowski and Barret Robbins were among the latest athletes to appear before a grand jury in San Francisco probing a nutritional supplements lab. Also appearing Thursday was Jeremy Giambi, the younger brother of Jason. "It went good," Jason Giambi said as the brothers left the grand jury room, accompanied by agent Arn Tellem. "I can't really talk about it."
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