The Colorado Rockies are in a battle with the San Francisco Giants for the NL Wild Card and are loading up for the final month of the MLB season. In efforts to give their lineup and rotation a boost, the Rox have agreed to terms with Jason Giambi and traded for former Chicago White Sox’s starter Jose Contreras.
The 38-year-old Giambi signed with the Rockies on Aug. 24 and reported to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he hit .444 (8-for-18) with four RBI and six walks in six games. He hit homers in back-to-back games Aug. 29-30.
Giambi was cut by Oakland last month after hitting .193 with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs. He had been on the disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps before the Athletics released him, cutting short the struggling slugger's return to his first major league club.
In exchange for Contreras, Colorado sent minor league pitcher Brandon Hynick and cash to the White Sox.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made the Rockies’ odds to win the 2009 World Series 14/1 and their NLCS odds 7/1.
Posted: 9/1/09 8:50PM ET