GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Jason Giambi thought he would be a manager this season. Instead, he's still playing.
Giambi drove in two runs and Justin Masterson outpitched Hyun-Jin Ryu on Wednesday, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After interviewing for the Colorado Rockies' managerial opening -- which went to Walt Weiss -- the 42-year-old Giambi signed a minor league deal with Cleveland just ahead of the start of spring training with hopes of playing one more season in an 18-year career.
He singled and hit a sacrifice fly to pace the Indians' offense against the Dodgers.
"Jason is not just helping the younger guys," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "(He's) helping the older guys and me. I've already gone to him three times just with questions. He's not a veteran. He's THE veteran."
Masterson had a subpar 2012 campaign after shoulder surgery in October 2011. He pitched three-hit ball with four scoreless innings. He struck out three, while ...