Veteran Jason Giambi remains squarely in the running for the Rockies' open managerial position.
The search for the next manager of the Colorado Rockies continues, and Jason Giambi remains a possible selection to take over the position, according to a report from Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post on Wednesday.
"I have known Jason for a long time and I know a lot of the aspects ... he can bring to a team, and (about) his ability, as far as his communication skills," Bill Geivett, Colorado's senior vice president of major-league operations said in the report. "I know that everybody here has gotten a sense of that. (Those) that had interaction with him probably feel the same way I do. And that is that he is a very, very viable candidate for this position."
While Ron Wotus, a bench coach with the National League champion San Francisco Giants, and other candidates outside the Rockies organization are being evaluated, Giambi, the 41-year-old veteran, left a strong impression with Geivett.
Geivett has known Giambi since he was 19 years old and has seen him mature into a respected clubhouse presence.