The clock is ticking on Jason Giambi's big league career.
Now 43 years old, the designated hitter has appeared in just 17 contests for the Cleveland Indians in 2014, as left knee inflammation has kept him sidelined for much of the season. Before Giambi returned to the roster at the beginning of September, the veteran went out on a rehab assignment with Cleveland's Double-A club. Giambi had a great time on his trip to the farm, as he explained via Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer.
"They were in a pennant race, and it was a lot of fun. It reminds me of why you played this game in the first place."
It's difficult to know just what to expect from Giambi in the final month of the season. Still, it's not out of the question to think that the left-handed hitter could just have one more big game-winning hit to contribute. After all, last September Giambi launched a walk-off home run against the Chicago White Sox in the final week of the season.