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Orioles Release Jay Gibbons

Wow.  I didn't see this coming.

The Orioles have released Jay Gibbons, who was to serve a suspension at the start of this season for PEDs, and who is owed $11.5 million for 2008 and 2009.

The Orioles signed him to a 4 year contract extension in January, 2006, and I said at the time it was a classic example of a bad team handing out a bad deal. 

I imagine Gibbons will end up getting a minor league deal with someone, and may make it back somewhere as a lefty bench bat, but this is an ugly pill for the O's to have to swallow...