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Marlins Cut Gibbons

The Florida Marlins have cut former Oriole and admitted HGH user Jay Gibbons despite a productive spring at the plate.

Gibbons, who was named in the Mitchell Report, was looking to revive his career after spending last year kicking around minor and independent leagues.

Despite the obvious setback, Gibbons may have done as good a job as possible to get back into baseball. Gibbons hit .313 for the Marlins this spring, proving that there's still pop in his bat even if he's un-juiced.

Entering Marlins camp, the odds were stacked against Gibbons as Florida sports a young outfield, making it a rough uphill climb for the 31-year-old corner outfielder.

Despite making the cut, Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez spoke well of Gibbons's game:

"He's got some years left. He showed the bat skill a little bit. He swung the bat well. I think if somebody gives him an opportunity in the right situation, he could help."

With more than three weeks left in spring training, do you think Jay Gibbons will get the opportunity to latch on with another team and attempt to make it back to the big leagues this year?

By CJ Holley  |  March 14, 2009; 10:26 AM ET
Categories:  Marlins  
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