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Jay Gibbons Bio
Jay Jonathan Gibbons
3/02/1977 in Rochester, MI
1998, Toronto Blue Jays, Round: 14, Overall Pick: 411
Cal State LA
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Jay Jonathan Gibbons
Jay Jonathan Gibbons...resides with wife, Laura, and children Gavin, Grayer and Giada in Agoura, CA...on Aug. 19, 2010, took 20 disadvantaged youth on a back-to-school shopping spree at the Staples in El Monte...along with Ramon Troncoso, hosted the Dodgers' annual Childrens Holiday Party on Dec. 9, 2010 for 300 kids from the community surrounding Dodger Stadium...is a 1995 graduate of Mayfair HS in Lakewood, CA, where he played baseball, football and soccer...attended Cal State-Los Angeles from 1996-98, where he was a three-time All-Conference and All-Region baseball player...was originally signed by Toronto scout Bill Moore.
Hit .280 with five homers, two doubles and 17 RBI in 37 games after signing with the Dodgers as a minor league free agent in December ... was the best hitter on Triple-A Albuquerque until the time of his promotion ... had his contract purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on Aug. 8 and replaced Garret Anderson as the primary left-handed bat off the bench ... On Aug. 8, played in his first Major League game since 2007 and immediately delivered a pinch-hit RBI single ... Started at Philadelphia on Aug. 10 and went 3-for-4 with a home run, his first as a Dodger ... matched his season high with three hits on Sept. 17 vs. Colorado ... Hit .333 (5-for-15) with a home run vs. left-handed pitching ... Batted .306 in 15 games at Dodger Stadium ... Hit .348 (8-for-23) with three homers and 14 RBI with runners in scoring position ... Batted .360 (9-for-25) over 17 games in the month of August ... On Sept. 10 at Houston, belted a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning to give Los Angeles a 4-2 victory ... Was 4-for-17 (.235) with three RBI as a pinch-hitter ... Drove in a season-high three runs on four different occasions with the Dodgers (Aug. 10, Sept. 4, 10, 12) ... At the time of his promotion on Aug. 8, ranked third in the Pacific Coast League with a .347 average, fifth with 83 RBI and was tied for ninth with 19 homers in 94 games with the Isotopes ... also ranked fifth in the PCL with a .594 slugging percentage.
Signed by Florida as a free agent and released during Spring Training ... Played 40 games for the Independent Newark Bears, batting .233 with four homers and 19 RBI ... Played for the Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .389 with four doubles, seven home runs and 18 RBI in 19 games ... finished the campaign on a 12-game hitting streak.
Started season with Long Island of the independent Atlantic League, batting .280 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 27 games ... Signed by Milwaukee as a minor league free agent on July 22, going 3-for-11(.273) with two RBI with Double-A Huntsville ... Promoted to Triple-A Nashville on July 27, hitting .312 with 10 doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI in 29 games with the Sounds ... Connected for three hits in a game four times, while posting two or more hits on 10 occasions ... Over his final 10 games, batted at a .484 clip (16-for-33) with four doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI ... finished the season by hitting safely in seven straight, raising his average from .258 to .312 ... Participated in the Venezuelan Winter League, posting a .285 average (35-for-123) with seven doubles, eight home runs and 30 RBI in 36 games with the Navegantes del Magallanes.
Appeared in 84 games before undergoing surgery on his left shoulder on August 14 and missing the remainder of the season...Marked the 4th time in 7 major league seasons that injuries have prevented him from playing in 100 games...Recorded career lows in most major offensive categories, including batting average (.230), home runs (6), RBI (28), slugging (.348) and on-base percentage (.272)...Made his 6th Opening Day start on April 2 at Minnesota and his first appearance in left field since 2001...Had 2 doubles in the opener and hit safely in 9 of his first 12 games of the season, batting .277 (13-47)...Had 3 hits, including the game-winning single in the 10th inning, on April 12 vs. Kansas City and then had 2 more hits the next day against the Royals...Went hitless in a career-high 24 consecutive at-bats, April 17-29...Average fell to a season-low .185 on May 2...Later snapped an 0-for-23 streak with a single on June 6 at Seattle...Had 3 hits, including a double and home run, on May 5 vs. Tampa Bay...Went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles on May 12 at Boston...Hit his 3rd home run of the season on May 14 at Toronto...Did not drive in another run until one month later, on June 14 against Washington, a span of 16 games without a RBI...Batted .167 (9-54) in 20 games in June as his average fell to .202 at the end of the month...Hit safely in 15 of his final 18 starts of the year, batting .319 (23-72)...Had 2 hits and a season-high 5 RBI on July 17 at Seattle...Went 4-for-5 on August 5 at Tampa Bay, his 8th career 4-hit game...Was placed on the disabled list on August 13 and had surgery the next day to repair a glenoid labrum slap tear in his left shoulder...Dr. Timothy Kremchek performed the surgery in Cincinnati...Played 43 games in left field and 2 games in right field...Started 29 games as designated hitter...Went 0-for- 11 with a walk in 12 pinch-hit appearances.
Batted .277 for the 3rd time in his six seasons...Missed 53 of 55 games in midseason while making two trips to the disabled list and was limited to 90 games on the year...Played in 44 of the first 45 games of the year, making 41 starts in right field and 3 as designated hitter...Did not play in the field after returning from the disabled list for the 2nd time, starting 41 times as DH and making one pinch-hitting appearance...Hit safely in first 10 games of the year, batting .366 (15-41)...Hit in 16 of his first 17 games of the year and batted .287 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI in April...Homered in 3 straight games, May 2-4, to tie Miguel Tejada for the team lead with 8 home runs through the first 30 games...Hit safely in 17 of 21 games in May despite batting at a .244 clip...Missed two games following the death of his mother on May 23...In his 2nd game back, collided with the outfield wall at Los Angeles on May 26 and suffered strains of the trapezius and right knee...Was placed on the disabled list on June 2, retroactive to May 27, with a strained left groin and hip flexor... Was activated on June 12 and returned to the DL with a sprained right knee after two games...Was activated on July 29 and collected 4 hits and a home run in his second game back the next day, July 30 vs. Chicago...Hit safely in his first 7 games after being activated and in 12 straight games dating to May 22, before he was placed on the DL...After July 30, had two multi-hit games and no home runs over his next 26 games through September 6...Missed 5 straight games, September 10-14, with right trapezius muscle spasms...Went hitless in his first game back before hitting safely in 9 straight games, September 18-28, batting .368 (14-38)...Had his 2nd 4-hit game of the season and 7th of his career on September 19 at Tampa Bay...Hit 8 home runs at home and has 63 homers at Camden Yards, 5th most on the all-time list.
Gibbons rebounded from an injury-plagued 2004 season to finish tied with 26 home runs, the third time he has hit at least 23 in the past four seasons...Gibbons batted .298 with 13 home runs after the All-Star Break and had two two-homer games as part of a nine-homer month in June.
Appeared in 97 games and made 2 trips to the disabled list due to injuries to his lower back and hip, hitting a career-low 10 home runs...Hit safely in 11 of his first 12 games of the season and 29 of his first 38...Had a season-high 9-game hitting streak, May 14-25, in which he batted .353 (12-34)...Left the game vs. New York on May 25 with back spasms and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 2...Was activated on June 14 and went 6-for-45 (.133) in 14 games before being placed on the DL again on June 29 with a strained left hip flexor...Was activated from the disabled list on August 10 and went 3-for-32 in 10 games to drop his average to a season-low .205...Batted .325 (38-117) over his final 34 games of the year...Went 33 games without a home run, May 22-August 30, before connecting twice on August 31 at Tampa Bay...Was the longest homerless stretch of his career...Also had 4 hits on August 31, matching his career-high...Started 12 games at first base...Made his first start there on August 29 at Texas, his first appearances at the position since the next to last game of 2003...Had a 2-run single in the 8th inning on April 28 vs. Seattle to break a 1-1 tie and end an 0-for-15 streak...Had a season-high 4 RBI on May 8 vs. Cleveland...Had his 2nd major league steal in the season opener vs. Boston, the first coming on April 21, 2002 at Tampa Bay.
Continued to improve in his third Major League season, posting career highs in average (.277), runs (80) and RBIs (100) ... Slugged two homers and drove in six runs against the Brewers on June 13 ... Hit .282 with 14 homers and 63 RBIs before the All-Star break, .270 with nine homers and 37 RBIs afterward ... Played 160 games after missing time the previous two seasons due to wrist injuries.
Finished 2nd on the Orioles in home runs (28) and RBI (69) while leading the club with a .482 slugging percentage...Hit his first 7 home runs over a 12-game stretch, April 6-20...Led the American League in home runs after hitting his 7th on April 20...His 7 home runs in April matched the club's 3rd best opening month ever: Brady Anderson (11, 1996), Rafael Palmeiro (8, 1994) and Mike Bordick (7, 2000)...After hitting .304 in April, batted just .200 with 2 home runs in May and had a streaky remainder of the season...By month: June (.239 w/3 home runs); July (.314 w/7 home runs); August (.165 w/4 home runs); September (.272 w/5 home runs)...Batted .234 in 112 games after the end of April...Average reached a season-low .239 on September 16...Hit safely in 9 of his final 13 games, going 14-for-43 (.326) with 4 home runs to lift his season-ending average to .247...Had a career-high 8-game hitting streak, July 14-22, batting .379 (11-29) with 5 home runs and 10 RBI...Also had a 6-game hitting streak May 6-12...Had three 3-hit games on the season, all coming in April...Had a 2-run, game-winning single in the bottom of the 9th inning on June 1 vs. Seattle.
Had his first 4 multi-home run games in 2002, with 3 coming in July...Hit two homers on July 21 vs. Chicago, July 2 at Anaheim and July 14 vs. Oakland, when he collected a career-high 5 RBI...Also hit two home runs vs Boston on September 23, the second tying the game with one out in the 9th inning.
Played 92 games in right field, his first career appearances there after playing left field and first base in 2001...Committed just one error in 181 total chances (.994) and was tied for 2nd on the team with 6 out- field assists.
Hit a game-tying 3-run home run on June 15 at Philadelphia, starting at first base for only the 5th time in his career and the first since June 14, 2001...Beginning that night, made 28 of 32 starts at first base while Jeff Conine was on the disabled list.
Hit 6 of his first 7 home runs and 10 of his first 15 homers on the first pitch...For the season, he hit 12 of his 28 home runs on the first pitch.
One day after the season ended, he had surgery to remove a suture in his right wrist...The suture did not dissolve following surgery the previous season and had pressed against a nerve in his wrist.
The Rule 5 selection appeared in 73 games in his first season above Double A ball and tied for the club lead with 15 home runs despite missing the final two months of the season...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on August 6 with a broken hamate bone in his right hand, suffered on a swing on August 4 at Toronto...Had surgery on August 8 and missed the remainder of the season...Batted .258 (33-128) with 13 home runs and 23 RBI in his last 38 games...Homered in 7 of his last 25 games...Led all American League rookies with 15 home runs at time of his injury, but finished the season second to New York's Alfonso Soriano, who had 18 homers...Set O's rookie record, homering in 4 straight games, June 17-20...His 15 home runs were the most by a player picked in the minor league draft since Roy Foster hit 23 for Cleveland in 1970...Made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter on April 6 at Cleveland and collected his first hit the next day off Bartolo Colon...Hit his first major league home run on May 2 off Tampa Bay's Ryan Rupe...Had a 6-game hitting streak, April 18-24, batting .435 (10-23) with 3 doubles and 7 RBI...Reached base safely in 13 straight games, April 12-30...Went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI on April 24 at Detroit, the first 4-hit game by an Oriole on the season...Hit a 3-run home run June 25 at Toronto, matching his season-high for RBI in a game...Hit safely in 6 of 9 games against the Blue Jays and homered in his first 5 games against them...Hit a 2-run pinch-hit home run off Atlanta's Greg Maddux on July 12...Was the O's first pinch-hit homer since Jeff Conine did it on June 29, 2000...Played briefly for La Romana in the Dominican Winter League after the season but returned home due to irritation in his wrist...
His .321 batting average led AA Tennessee and was 2nd in the Southern League...Led the league in slugging (.525) and extra base hits (58), was 2nd in doubles (38), total bases (249) and runs scored (85), 3rd in hits (152) and 4th in on-base percentage (.404)...His average was 10th among all full-season minor league first basemen...Also ranked among the top AA batters in average (9th), hits (T12th, 152), doubles (7th, 38), extra base hits (T9th, 58), total bases (T10th, 249) and slugging pcercentage (9th, .525)...Was starting first baseman in the AA All-Star Game...Hit .329 (47-143) with 5 home runs off left-handed pitchers and .317 (105-331) with 14 home runs off right handers...Had 48 multi-hit games, including 3 four-hit games and 14 three-hit games...Played 101 games at first base and 12 games in left field...Also was DH for 23 games. After batting .305 in April, hit only .229 (19-83) in May...Was batting .267, his lowest since opening day, through May 31 but hit .350 (108-309) the remainder of the season...Had best batting average in the minor leagues in June, hitting .435 (40-92)...In 66 games from June 1 through August 13, he batted .383...Following season, played for Lara Cardinales in Venezuelan Winter League...Batted .305 (40-131) in 40 games, with 8 doubles, 4 home runs and 23 RBI.
Spent season at Class A level, split between Hagerstown and Dunedin...Combined to hit .308 (155-504), 6th in Blue Jays organization...Was 2nd in organization in home runs (25) and RBI (108)...Was named to South Atlantic All-Star team as DH at Hagerstown...Was 2nd on Suns with 16 home runs and 4th in RBI despite just 292 at bats and 71 games...Reached base by hit or walk in 34 consecutive games, 5/1-6/4, with Hagerstown...Combined for 44 multi-hit games...Had 10-game hitting streak with Hagerstown and an 11-game streak with Dunedin...Played for Rancho Cucamonga in the post-season California Fall League and hit .323 (40-124) with 24 RBI in 35 games.
Earned Pioneer League triple crown and MVP award with .397 batting average, 19 homers and a league-record 98 RBI for Rookie-level Medicine Hat...His .397 average topped all hitters in Blue Jays organization...Split time between first base and DH...Was rated 10th best prospect in league by Pioneer managers...Was named Howe Sports Data's "Star of Stars Award" winner for Pioneer League, being named league Player of the Week 3 times...Was named to Pioneer League All-Star team as well as Baseball America's Short-Season All-Star team...Was Blue Jays Organization Player of the Month for July, batting .385 with 10 homers and 48 RBI.
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November 23, 2012
DH Jay Gibbons assigned to Caribes de Anzoategui.
July 11, 2012
LF Jay Gibbons retired.
May 28, 2012
LF Jay Gibbons assigned to Nashville Sounds from Huntsville Stars.
April 25, 2012
Jay Gibbons assigned to Huntsville Stars.
February 25, 2012
Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent LF Jay Gibbons to a minor league contract.
December 14, 2011
LF Jay Gibbons assigned to Tiburones de La Guaira.
September 29, 2011
LF Jay Gibbons elected free agency.
July 9, 2011
Albuquerque Isotopes activated LF Jay Gibbons from the 7-day disabled list.
July 7, 2011
sent LF Jay Gibbons on a rehab assignment to AZL Dodgers.
June 26, 2011
Albuquerque Isotopes placed LF Jay Gibbons on the 7-day disabled list.
June 12, 2011
Albuquerque Isotopes activated LF Jay Gibbons.
June 9, 2011
Los Angeles Dodgers sent LF Jay Gibbons outright to Albuquerque Isotopes.
June 6, 2011
Los Angeles Dodgers designated Jay Gibbons for assignment.
May 3, 2011
Los Angeles Dodgers activated LF Jay Gibbons from the 15-day disabled list.
April 7, 2011
sent LF Jay Gibbons on a rehab assignment to Albuquerque Isotopes.
March 30, 2011
Los Angeles Dodgers placed LF Jay Gibbons on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2011. Blurred vision in his left eye.
January 2, 2011
OF Jay Gibbons assigned to Bravos de Margarita.
December 31, 2010
Jay Gibbons transferred to Tigres de Aragua from Tiburones de La Guaira.
December 27, 2010
Jay Gibbons assigned to Tiburones de La Guaira.
August 8, 2010
Los Angeles Dodgers recalled LF Jay Gibbons from Albuquerque Isotopes.
March 10, 2010
OF Jay Gibbons assigned to Los Angeles Dodgers.
December 21, 2009
Albuquerque Isotopes signed free agent Jay Gibbons.
November 23, 2009
OF Jay Gibbons assigned to Tiburones de La Guaira.
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