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Jay Gibbons signs minor-league contract with Brewers

Feb 22, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

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Jay Gibbons, who spent the past two seasons as a role player for the Dodgers, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Brewers.

Gibbons was a regular in the middle of the Orioles’ lineup from 2001-2007, but was named in the “Mitchell Report” and suspended for the beginning of 2008, getting released by the Orioles that spring despite still being owed more than $10 million.

He spent 2008 and 2009 in the minors, including a stint at Triple-A for the Brewers, and then successfully completed his comeback while hitting .269 with a .755 OPS in 142 plate appearances for the Dodgers during the past two seasons.

At age 34 he’s unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster, but could be a decent bench bat.

  1. bmoreballers - Feb 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    He was good, till he got caught

  2. vivabear - Feb 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    This will give Braun someone on the team with whom he can discuss PEDs during spring training. So there’s that.

  3. blackhawk1938 - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Good guy, live bat, good addition for any team.

  4. cup0pizza - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    He’s not very good.

  5. dowhatifeellike - Feb 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Did he really play for the O’s for 7 years? I guess I’ve done a good job of forgetting those seasons.

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