Rays ship Dukes to Nats for minor league pitcher Gibson

Updated: December 3, 2007, 10:41 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tampa Bay Rays traded another troubled outfielder Monday, sending Elijah Dukes to the Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Glenn Gibson.

Due in part to others being injured, Dukes began this season as Tampa Bay's starting center fielder. The rookie batted .190 with 10 homers and 21 RBIs in 52 games.

He was optioned to the minors on June 22 and placed on the temporary inactive list after he was accused of violating a protective court ...

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