The two-time Silver Slugger is three years removed from being a productive hitter in the majors. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be activated on Tuesday and could play in the team's home game that night against the Detroit Tigers, according to a Monday tweet from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Hoynes was citing information from team manager Terry Francona.
Giambi, 43, suffered a strained calf at the beginning of May in the Indians' win over the White Sox. The team's decision to activate him comes two months after he was ruled out for a month in spring training because of a non-displaced rib fracture. Giambi will return without a minor league assignment.
He's currently in a slump, failing to record a single hit this season on 11 plate appearances and only batting .183 in 71 games last season. He had just nine home runs on the year in 2013 and 31 RBI in 186 at-bats. Cleveland re-signed the five-time All-Star to a non-roster, minor league contract last year.
The Indians are currently 19-25 and at the bottom of the AL Central.
Tito say Giambi will be activated Tuesday.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) May 19, 2014