The Indians on Monday activated designated hitter Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list and optioned reliever Blake Wood down to Triple-A Columbus, the team announced.
Giambi has been on the disabled list since March 30 with a fractured rib.
The Indians were using an eight-man bullpen, leaving Wood and C.C. Lee as the only real contenders to be optioned down when Giambi returned. Lee had an extra option over Wood but has also been much more reliable. Wood went 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in seven outings.