Monday, December 03, 2007

Rays pick up Gibson for Dukes

Left-handed pitcher Glenn Gibson is headed to Tampa Bay from Washington in exchange for troubled outfielder Elijah Dukes, a former Biscuit.

Gibson was a fourth-round draft pick in 2006 and was 4-3 with a 3.10 ERA in 12 starts this season at short-season Vermont. He's the son of former major-league pitcher Paul Gibson, who had a nine-year career with Detroit, the New York Mets and New York Yankees.

Dukes, who was drafted in 2002 by Tampa Bay, was sent home in 2004 by the Rays, was suspended twice with the Biscuits by the Southern League in 2005, was sent home again and caused an uproar with comments in USA Today about Class AAA Durham in 2006, and made his major-league debut in 2007. He was placed on the inactive list June 22 and didn't return.

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