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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 was lit up for seven runs in three innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.
It was clear early that Gibson didn't have it today, but the Twins let him hang around long enough to give up four runs in the third and seven on the day. He allowed two homers, walked a couple of batters and struck out none in falling to 11-11 on the season. Given his recent struggles, the Twins could consider shutting him down a bit early, though that didn't seem to be the plan entering September. He's at 159 innings right now after finishing last season -- his first full year back from Tommy John surgery -- at 152 2/3. Sep 11 - 2:56 PM

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Kyle Gibson was solid, allowing four runs over seven innings, but got a no-decision as the Twins were defeated by the Angels on Thursday.

Gibson was able to finish the sixth inning for the first time since August 13, when he went 7 2/3 against the Astros. On Thursday, he yielded seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out one batter. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 4.27 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a 90/49 K/BB ratio. Gibson will look for continued improvement when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Sep 4 - 11:37 PM

Kyle Gibson tossed five innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

Gibson yielded only four hits, but his pitch count rose quickly due in part to three walks and he had to be lifted before the bottom of the sixth. Minnesota's bullpen then promptly gave the O's the lead. Gibson is now 11-10 with a 4.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 89/47 K/BB ratio in 149 innings this season. He will face the Angels at home next.
Aug 30 - 10:25 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

All eight hits were singles, and Gibson also walked four on the day. The right-hander has now been hit hard in three of his last four starts, raising his ERA to 4.31. The loss dropped Gibson to 11-10 on the season. He'll try to get back in the win column Saturday at the Orioles.
Aug 24 - 7:50 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
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
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros