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Gibbons agrees to deal with independent-league Ducks

Updated: June 16, 2008, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. -- Jay Gibbons agreed Monday to a contract with the minor league Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League after searching for 2 months and failing to get an offer from any major league team.

Gibbons was released the Baltimore Orioles just before Opening Day after hitting .189 with no homers and four RBIs in 16 games during spring training. The 31-year-old outfielder is owed $11.9 million by the Orioles for 2008 and 2009 under the $21.1 million, four-year ...

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