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By Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly,Sun reporters | December 7, 2007
Major League Baseball yesterday suspended Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons and Kansas City Royals outfielder Jose Guillen 15 days each for violating the league's toughened substance-abuse prevention program, though neither failed a league-initiated drug test. Gibbons, who admitted yesterday that he had used human growth hormone, had previously avoided allegations that he received shipments of steroids and hGH from a federally raided Florida pharmacy between 2003 and 2005. "I am deeply sorry for the mistakes that I have made," Gibbons said in a statement first released to The Sun yesterday afternoon.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | November 6, 2007
Though Orioles officials will be busy this week, it would be a major surprise if they pulled off a trade. It's just not expected to happen this soon. But stay tuned. Maybe someone will overwhelm them. I should run a poll asking what you think will happen to Jay Gibbons, since so many people are asking me - and I honestly don't know. I'm sure the Orioles don't want to eat his contract, but that would be choice No. 1. They could attempt to trade him for an equally bad contract (No. 2), or keep him and hope that he stays healthy and has a productive season as a left-handed designated hitter and pinch hitter.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | November 3, 2007
The cruel reality of the Orioles' latest rebuilding effort can be seen in the empty lockers of the nice guys who are its earliest victims. Tom Trebelhorn is gone after 12 years in the organization. Andy Etchebarren is out as manager at Single-A Aberdeen. Semi-coaches Sammy Snider and Rudy Arias were told this week their loyal service will no longer be required. These are modest moves, to be sure, but they signal a drastic change in the way the new Orioles front office is going about its business.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,SUN REPORTER | October 25, 2007
Boston -- Having the World Series in Boston has allowed Major League Baseball to put its interview on hold with the most recent player accused of using human growth hormone. Bob DuPuy, MLB's chief operating officer, said last night that because the Indians didn't win the American League Championship Series, Cleveland pitcher Paul Byrd doesn't need to be interviewed until after the World Series. Byrd said last week that he took hGH via prescription for a pituitary gland problem and was supposed to meet with MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred to tell his side of the story before the World Series.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | September 12, 2007
The Orioles didn't rush to Jay Gibbons' defense yesterday. They chose instead to tread lightly, their steps and words measured. Players are hesitant to discuss the controversy swirling around Gibbons until more information becomes available. Many declined to comment. Others weren't available to the media before taking the field. According to a story that ran Sunday night on SI.com, Gibbons received shipments of testosterone and human growth hormone. The substances are banned by Major League Baseball and could lead to disciplinary action from the commissioner's office.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | September 11, 2007
A friend of mine posed a question that keeps replaying in my mind: "Can the Orioles go more than a week without being a national embarrassment?" I thought that was a little harsh. Then again, he said this before the 11-run inning, the no-hitter and the SI.com report that Jay Gibbons received shipments of performance-enhancing drugs. The SI.com report says Gibbons received a shipment of human growth hormone in July 2005, six months after the ban went into effect. Now we must wait for Gibbons to issue a denial or a confession.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | September 2, 2007
BOSTON -- Kevin Millar reminded reporters all spring that lineup forecasting was pointless, because "things have a way of working themselves out." Millar was expected to be the odd man out this season, losing at-bats in the first base, designated hitter and left-field shuffle to Jay Gibbons, Jay Payton and Aubrey Huff. However, all he's done is become the club's everyday first baseman and a fixture in the middle of the lineup. He entered last night's game with 449 plate appearances. He signed a one-year $2.75 million deal this offseason with a 2008 guaranteed option that will vest at 475 plate appearances.
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June 13, 2007
Jay Gibbons, Orioles outfielder Is there any way to avoid pressing when the team is struggling? It's hard not to press for the fact that it seems like if you don't get a hit, you're really not going to be in there the next day. You try your best every day, but sometimes you start thinking too much, and you want to be in the lineup each day, but right now it's all about results.
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By Roch Kubatko | May 26, 2007
No support At least Orioles left-hander Erik Bedard didn't get stuck with another no-decision last night. He broke that streak, but not in the way he wanted. Bedard suffered his first loss since April 23 despite holding the Oakland Athletics to two earned runs (three total) over seven innings and striking out eight. He hadn't earned a decision in his last five starts. Bedard is still looking for his first win since April 18. Sloppy fourth The Orioles committed two errors in the fourth inning, though only the first one proved to be critical.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | May 18, 2007
TORONTO -- If Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo's job is in jeopardy - despite statements to the contrary from the club earlier this week - he could be catching a break from the schedule. The reeling Orioles will play nine of their next 12 games against teams that currently have a losing record, starting today with a three-game series against the Washington Nationals, who despite a recent hot streak still have the worst record in the National League. They also will play the American League-worst Kansas City Royals during the stretch that includes three home games against the Toronto Blue Jays and three against the Oakland Athletics, who are at .500 and dealing with a plethora of injuries.
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