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Jay Gibbons complains of blurred vision, returns from winter ball

January 12, 2011 |  3:45 pm

Jay Gibbons, who was playing winter ball in Venezuela, returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday night to get his eyes examined, according to Dodgers sources.

Among the candidates to be the Dodgers’ starting left fielder, Gibbons was 2 for 14 in four games for the Tiburones de La Guaira and complained of blurred vision. The 33-year-old underwent corrective eye surgery earlier this off-season.

Dodgers management believes the issue isn’t serious.

Gibbons, who hit .280 with five home runs and 17 runs batted in in 37 games for the Dodgers last season, re-signed with the Dodgers for one year. His deal is worth $650,000, of which the major-league minimum of $400,000 is guaranteed.

-- Dylan Hernandez