Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/22/13
GOODYEAR, Ari. -- Aging gracefully presents challenges, especially in the world of professional athletics. Jason Giambi, though, seems to have refined the art. Giambi was a late -- and surprise -- add to the Indians spring training roster, and he was brought in for a specific purpose. It's one he embraces, even if it means he's almost as valuable as a leader as he is at-bat. "I really enjoy helping young kids out and making a difference, while still contributing to the team as well and getting an opportunity to play," Giambi said this week. "It keeps me in the game, and I really love it. "I truly believe that's how you give back to this game." Assuming he makes the team -- and there are many indications he will -- Giambi won't play every day. He might not play three games a week. He will be a left-handed DH and pinch-hitter, and he will be a major clubhouse mentor. "I was so lucky when I first came to the big leagues I had (Mark) McGwire and (Terry) Steinbach and (Dennis) Ecke...
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