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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kyle Gibson surrendered five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.
Staked to a five-run lead out of the gate, the right-hander failed to make it stand up. The Indians scored in four of the next five innings, leaving Gibson at 11-9 on the year. His ERA rose to 4.13 with the poor outing, and he'll look to get back on track Sunday against a tough Tigers lineup. Aug 19 - 11:49 PM

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Kyle Gibson limited the Astros to one run over 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Twins' 3-1 victory.

Gibson was working on a shutout until the bottom of the eighth, when Chris Carter singled home Jose Altuve for Houston's only run of the afternoon. Gibson yielded just six hits in all and struck out four. It's been an up-and-down season for the talented 26-year-old, who stands 11-9 with a 3.96 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 74/39 K/BB ratio in 134 innings. He will take on the Indians at home next time through the Minnesota starting rotation.
Aug 13 - 5:08 PM

Kyle Gibson was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- in five innings Friday in a loss to the A's.

Gibson walked five and gave up three extra-base hits, which doesn't make for a good combination. But then, he's been hit or miss all season. Consider that he's had eight starts in which he's allowed no runs, eight in which he's allowed five or more runs and just three in which he's given up two, three or four runs.
Aug 9 - 1:25 AM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs over seven innings in a win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Gibson gave up six hits, including a home run, but also struck out six in the outing. His teammates provided him 16 runs of support, more than enough for Gibson to earn his 10th win. The right-hander has a 3.93 ERA through 21 starts this season, and he'll square off with the Athletics in Oakland on Saturday.
Aug 3 - 8:22 PM

Kyle Gibson struck out seven, allowing only two hits, over seven shutout innings in the Twins' 2-1 defeat of the Royals on Tuesday.

Gibson surrendered just two singles and walked two, needing just 95 pitches to get through his seven innings of work. The start was especially good to see because Gibson had missed his previous turn in the rotation due to back stiffness. The right-hander now owns a 3.94 ERA through 20 starts this year. Showing no lingering effects from the back injury, Gibson should be ready to roll for his next start, scheduled for Sunday at the White Sox.
Jul 29 - 11:37 PM

Kyle Gibson (back) has been cleared to start on Tuesday against the Royals after getting through a bullpen session Saturday with no issues.

Gibson missed an outing with lower back stiffness, but he's feeling fine now. The right-hander holds a 4.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 54/30 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings this season for the Twins.
Jul 27 - 10:01 AM

Kyle Gibson (back) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday, and if all goes well he will make his next start on Tuesday against the Royals.

He had been scheduled to start on Wednesday, but was scratched due to back stiffness. The 26-year-old owns an 8-8 record, 4.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 54/30 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings through his first 19 starts.
Jul 25 - 7:48 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that Kyle Gibson (back) is "real iffy" for Saturday's start.

Gibson was scratched from Wednesday's scheduled out due to a stiff back and now it appears that next Tuesday is more likely for his return. If Gibson is officially scratched, the Twins will likely call up Logan Darnell to fill in.
Jul 24 - 5:40 PM

The Twins are hoping Kyle Gibson (back) will be ready to start on Saturday.

Gibson was scratched from Wednesday's scheduled out due to a stiff back, but the hope is that it's a short-term concern. If Gibson isn't ready, the Twins are expected to call up Logan Darnell to fill in.
Jul 23 - 12:18 PM

Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start against the Indians due to a stiff back.

Gibson felt his back lock up while throwing a bullpen session. He should be fine for his next outing or maybe even later in the week, but the Twins wanted to play it safe. Anthony Swarzak will make a spot start in Gibson's place.
Jul 22 - 11:56 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered six runs over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rays.

Gibson gave up nine hits (including a two-run homer) while walking one and striking out one. He has allowed 21 runs (20 earned) in 24 1/3 innings over his last five starts, increasing his ERA from 3.25 to 4.19 in the process. The 26-year-old limits walks and induces plenty of ground balls, but he simply doesn't miss enough at-bats to be reliable in mixed leagues.
Jul 19 - 12:07 AM

Kyle Gibson spun six shutout innings in Wednesday's 8-1 victory over the Mariners.

Gibson scattered seven hits, punched out three and issued one free pass. He's gone 4-2 with a 2.51 ERA in seven starts at home, but came into this outing 3-5 with a 5.54 ERA in 10 road outings. Looking to continue to improve his effectiveness away from the Twin Cities in the second half, Gibson heads into the All-Star break 8-7 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.
Jul 10 - 1:36 AM

Kyle Gibson was pulled after allowing six runs -- five earned -- in two innings Friday against the Yankees.

Gibson has been quite the boom-or-bust pitcher this year, with six outings of zero runs allowed and now three in which he's given up six or seven runs over two innings. He also had one in which he gave up seven runs in three innings. The end result has been a perfectly average 7-7 record and 4.17 ERA, but the average outings have been few and far between.
Jul 4 - 6:56 PM

Kyle Gibson had a nightmare outing against the Angels on Tuesday, allowing seven earned runs over two innings in an 8-6 loss.

Gibson was pummeled for five runs in the first inning, and he managed to do so while simultaneously not recording an out and without giving up so much as one extra-base hit (walk, walk, botched fielder's choice that loaded the bases, two-run single, hit by pitch, two-run single, double play, inning-ending ground out). Gibson was on a 22-inning shutout streak entering the game, but he falls to 6-6 with a 3.92 ERA. He travels to Texas on Sunday.
Jun 25 - 1:13 AM

Kyle Gibson turned in a third straight scoreless start Wednesday, allowing just one hit over seven innings against the Red Sox.

This was easily the best of the trio, with eight strikeouts and no walks. Not only was the eight strikeouts a season high, but he had never even had back-to-back starts with more than eight strikeouts total this year. His previous high was five against the Astros on June 7. Gibson remains a long shot to amass long-term value in mixed leagues, and we wouldn't want to take the chance on another strong outing with a road start against the Angels next on the schedule.
Jun 18 - 4:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno