Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Jason Giambi talking to Rockies
ESPN.com news services
He hasn't retired yet, but Jason Giambi is already looking past his playing days.
The 41-year-old will interview with the Colorado Rockies for their vacant managerial job, the Denver Post reported on Tuesday. No date has been set for the meeting.
Giambi has no coaching experience, having just completed his 18th year in the big leagues and his fourth with Colorado. The slugger was limited to 60 games last season and underwent hernia surgery last week with an eye toward returning to the field.
Giambi is the last in-house candidate for the Rockies, according to the Post. Bench coach Tom Runnells has already interviewed for the position.
Jim Tracy stepped down after the team set a franchise record for losses with 98.
Giambi is a career .280 hitter with 429 home runs. According to the Post, he often worked with Rockies hitters and talked strategy with Tracy.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.