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Jay Gibbons | Outfielder

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/2/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Cal State Los Angeles
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Jay Gibbons announced his retirement.
The 35-year-old outfielder posted a .260/.315/.453 batting line and smacked 127 home runs in nine seasons between the Orioles and Dodgers. He struggled in Milwaukee's farm system this year. Without a clear path back to the majors, Gibbons decided to hang it up. Mon, Jul 9, 2012 01:21:00 PM

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Brewers signed OF Jay Gibbons to a minor league contract.

Gibbons will be in minor league camp, meaning he won't be given a shot to crack the Opening Day roster. The 34-year-old outfielder batted just .255/.323/.345 in 62 plate appearances last season for the Dodgers.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 04:56:00 PM

Jay Gibbons has accepted a minor league assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Gibbons cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. The Dodgers are going with Tony Gwynn Jr. in left field right now, so the 34-year-old could eventually find his way back to the big club.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 09:22:00 PM

Jay Gibbons has cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Albuquerque, but the move isn't official yet because Gibbons has yet to decide if he'll accept the assignment.

The Dodgers could have kept Gibbons around had they sent Jerry Sands down earlier. When asked why they didn't, manager Don Mattingly replied, "I don't know, really." But Mattingly then explained why Gibbons needed to be sent out. "Gibby wasn't giving us enough to basically have a guy that's pretty much one-dimensional," Mattingly said. "He's not going to steal a bag for you. You have to defend for him." Gibbons would seem to have a good chance of being back up with the Dodgers at some point if he accepts the assignment.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 12:36:00 PM

Dodgers designated OF Jay Gibbons for assignment.

Gibbons never really got the playing time he was hoping for in Los Angeles and wound up batting .255/.323/.345 in only 62 plate appearances. The 34-year-old should draw interest from other organizations.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 03:57:00 PM

Jay Gibbons is expected to be the primary left fielder against right-handed pitching in the coming days.

Gibbons has started just one game since May 9, but his double in that game was one of only five Dodgers hits, and manager Don Mattingly evidently wants to give him more of a shot at extended playing time. Jerry Sands, who is batting only .200/.291/.307 in the first 75 at-bats of his career, will start in left against southpaws.
Wed, May 18, 2011 11:28:00 AM

Jay Gibbons will start in left field Wednesday against the Cubs.

Gibbons was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and struck out in a pinch-hit appearance in a loss to the Cubs. Jerry Sands, who has just one hit in his last 17 at-bats, will take a seat Wednesday.
Wed, May 4, 2011 01:35:00 PM

Dodgers activated OF Jay Gibbons from the disabled list.

Gibbons hit safely in six out of his final seven games with Triple-A Albuquerque and is apparently over his recent vision problems. He had a chance at a prominent role with the Dodgers entering spring training, but Jerry Sands has likely displaced him as the starter in right field.
Tue, May 3, 2011 05:04:00 PM

Jay Gibbons told reporters this weekend that he believes his vision issues have been corrected.

Gibbons has been on the disabled list since the start of the regular season with blurred vision in his left eye. He underwent a procedure recently that apparently took care of that issue and is now playing regularly in minor league rehab games at Triple-A Albuquerque.
Mon, May 2, 2011 10:01:00 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that Jay Gibbons is still having vision problems.

Gibbons was scheduled to see another specialist Monday to attempt to find a solution for vision problems that have plagued him since arriving to spring training. His rehab stint is effectively on hold.
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 11:05:00 PM

Jay Gibbons missed the last two games for Triple-A Albuquerque in order to have another eye exam.

We wouldn't call it a setback, especially since he's back in the lineup Friday night. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said his vision problems are improving and that he expects Gibbons to be with the club when his rehab assignment expires on April 26.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 11:02:00 PM

Jay Gibbons (eye) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Gibbons was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training because he was having difficulty with depth perception in his left eye. He's been fitted with new contacts and is now seeing the ball much better. The Dodgers should activate him in about a week.
Thu, Apr 7, 2011 05:44:00 PM

Dodgers placed OF Jay Gibbons on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with blurred vision in his left eye.

Gibbons saw a specialist earlier this week in an effort to correct the depth perception in his left eye. He's back to wearing contacts in both eyes and is already seeing the ball much better. He'll need some time to get back up to speed, but look for him to share at-bats with Marcus Thames and Tony Gwynn Jr. in left field once he's ready.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 05:33:00 PM

Jay Gibbons will open the season on the disabled list due to lingering issues with his left eye.

Gibbons was prescribed better-fitting contact lenses two weeks ago, but they haven't done the trick and he's still struggling to pick up breaking balls. While he gets that figured out, look for Marcus Thames and Tony Gwynn Jr. to draw starts in left field.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Jay Gibbons said Thursday that he sees "significantly better" after getting new contact lenses.

Gibbons hasn't had the best spring. He was sick early in camp and batted just .091 (2-for-22) before his recent vision problems. His old contacts were the wrong size and prescription, so hopefully these new ones do the trick. The 34-year-old still has a chance to share the left field job.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 11:56:00 AM

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