Marlins sign OF Gibbons, others to minor league deal
MIAMI (TICKER) —Jay Gibbons
, who missed the entire 2008 season after admitting to using human growth hormone, signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with the Florida Marlins
The 31-year-old Gibbons was one of eight free agents to sign minor-league deals with the Marlins, who invited the veteran outfielder to their spring training.
Gibbons spent his first seven years (2001-07) in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles
, who released the slugger last March following his link to the Mitchell Report on doping in baseball.
The Marlins also signed pitchers Brian Sanches
, Michael Wood, Willie Collazo
and John Koronka
; infielders Andy Gonzalez
and John Lindsey; and outfielder Michael Ryan to minor league contract.
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