With Soriano out anywhere from 4 weeks to 10 weeks (really Eric Young?, I think you're flat wrong), the Cubs are in need of a left fielder. Lou's been wracking his brain trying to find a lefty with some pop.
What about Jay Gibbons? After being named in the Mitchell Report, Jay Gibbons was released by the Orioles and since, seems to have done just about everything he can to atone for his errors .
Gibbons apparantly will be joining a team in the independent Atlantic Division. In that same article, it says that Gibbons "agreed to a Major League Baseball-imposed suspension" so that would of course be an issue. I'm not sure how long the suspension was for and if it were for any great length of time, it would certainly negate the reason for signing him. My guess is though that the Cubs could sign him for the pro-rated league minimum.
Here are his stats from Baseball Reference .
Disclaimer: I'm not sure exactly how I would feel about signing a known PED user, but I feel like the whole thing has humbled him and I'm generally for giving people second chances if they've shown themselves worthy of a second chance which I think he's done.