CLEVELAND — The Indians have officially activated designated hitter Jason Giambi off the disabled list as they begin a four-game series against Kansas City Monday night. To make room for Giambi, the Tribe optioned pitcher Blake Wood to Columbus.
Both Giambi and manager Terry Francona have said since Friday that the move would happen Monday. Giambi suffered a broken rib when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game on March 7 against the Cubs. He did a three-game rehab stint with Double-A Akron last week.
Giambi will make his first start of the season Monday night, penciled in as the DH in the seventh spot in the order.
Wood has appeared in seven games but has allowed five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched.