Jason Giambi will play his first game for the Indians today when they play host to the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Tribe right-hander Brett Myers (0-1, 12.19 ERA) faces White Sox righty Jake Peavy (1-1, 5.56). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Giambi, recently activated from the disabled list, is the designated hitter and batting sixth for manager Terry Francona. It will be Giambi's first start since July 1, 2012, when he was a member of the Colorado Rockies and played first base against San Diego. Giambi, 42, enters with a .280 average, 429 homers and 1,405 RBI in 2,164 games of a career that began in 1995. Here are the full lineups for both clubs: Indians: 1. Michael Bourn cf; 2. Asdrubal Cabrera ss; 3. Michael Brantley lf; 4. Nick Swisher rf; 5. Mark Reynolds 1b; 6. Jason Giambi dh; 7. Ryan Raburn 2b; 8. Lonnie Chisenhall 3b; 9. Yan Gomes c; and Brett Myers rhp. White Sox: 1. Alejandro De Aza cf; 2. Jeff Keppinger 2b; 3. Alex Rios rf; 4. Adam Dunn 1b; 5. Paul Konerko dh; 6. Dayan Viciedo lf; 7. Conor Gillaspie 3b; 8. Alexei Ramirez ss; 9. Tyler Flowers c; and Peavy rhp. The bottom four in the Tribe lineup have combined for two homers and eight RBI this season. The bottom four for the White Sox have five homers and seven RBI. *Second baseman Jason Kipnis is nursing a sore left elbow. It flared up Saturday morning and forced him to miss the game that night. "We'll keep treating it aggressively until Tuesday, then re-evaluate,'' he said this morning. Asked to put a number on his level of concern, Kipnis said: "I'm not going to give it a number right now. We'll have a better idea of the concern level Tuesday.'' Kipnis's right elbow bothered him in spring training. "Hopefully, this rest will help the right elbow, too,'' he said. The Indians are off Monday, then begin a three-game series against the Red Sox at Progressive Field.
Jason Giambi debuts for Cleveland Indians today against Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Apr 14