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offers a player-by-player look at some of the key members,
best stories and biggest disappointments of the Dodgers' season.

Jay Gibbons Icon SMI

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LEFT FIELD

WT: 190 lbs. HT: 5-11
BATS: Left THROWS: Left
BORN: March 2, 1977
BIRTHPLACE: Rochester, Mich.

He was 20-for-59 with five homers (.991 OPS) through Sept. 18. He won't start next season, if for no other reason than his you-thought-Manny-was-bad fielding, but he could grab a couple hundred plate appearances. ... Highlight: Went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 15-9 win at Philadelphia on Aug. 10. ... Lowlight: Gibbons was a mess in left field while going 0-for-5 against Colorado on Sept. 19. ... Sidelight: Tied for fourth on the team in second-half homers.

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