‘‘This is a dream come true,’’ Giambi said. ‘‘I always wanted to play for Tito and I've always been a huge fan of Cleveland. When I think of Cleveland, I think of the ‘90s when they were a powerhouse. I've always loved playing there and hitting there and when they called and said, ‘We really want you to come out and give it a shot,’ I was more than happy.’’
NOTES: Francona came away pleased after watching RHP Ubaldo Jimenez throw his second bullpen session this spring. The Indians need a big season from Jimenez, who lost an AL-leading 17 games last season and has been a major disappointment since Cleveland traded for him in 2011. ... Francona noted RHP Carlos Carrasco’s ‘‘live arm’’ and said the 26-year-old has been impressive as he tries to lock down a starting job. Carrasco missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery.