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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (22) / MIN
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Kyle Gibson earned his 12th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on five hits over his seven frames.
The right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the evening while walking two. Two of the three runs he gave up came via solo homers, with Nicholas Castellanos in the second inning and Ian Kinsler in the sixth. He'll bring a 5.02 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into his final start of the regular season on Thursday against the Indians in Cleveland. Sep 22 - 10:06 PM

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Kyle Gibson allowed five earned runs over six innings but notched his 11th win of the season Sunday versus the Blue Jays.

Gibson gave up four runs in the top of the first inning one more run in the top of the second, but the Minnesota offense backed him with 13 total runs on 16 hits. Gibson struck out eight but walked five and gave up three hits, including a pair of home runs. The 29-year-old right-hander will bring a 5.07 ERA and 1.55 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Tigers.
Sep 17 - 5:40 PM

Kyle Gibson evened his record at 10-10 by shutting out the Padres for six innings on Tuesday.

The Padres gave up on this one early, not that it's ever easy to tell with their lineup. It ended up being a 16-0 win, which pairs nicely with his 17-0 win over the Royals 10 days ago. He's allowed a total of five runs in his last five starts, lowering his ERA from 6.05 to 4.97 in the process. We're not buying him for 2018 just yet, but there's no denying he's on a roll right now.
Sep 12 - 11:48 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed two runs over seven innings Thursday against the Royals.

Gibson gave up eight hits and a walk but did well to limit the damage, especially considering he didn't strike out a single batter. The only shame is that he didn't get a win for his efforts, since the Twins used a three-run ninth inning to get the win. Even so, Gibson has now turned in four consecutive solid starts to lower his ERA to 5.19 after it sat at 6.05 on August 17. It's no coincidence he's 3-0 in those four starts. An interleague date with the Padres on Wednesday offers the 29-year-old a golden opportunity to make it five in a row.
Sep 8 - 1:16 AM

Kyle Gibson allowed just five hits over six scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Saturday.

Gibson struck out five without walking a batter, throwing just 81 pitches before being replaced in a game the Twins won 17-0. The win, Gibson's third in a row, improved him to 9-10 through 24 starts. He's allowed just three runs over those three starts. The right-hander will look to continue improving on his 5.33 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in a rematch with the Royals on Thursday.
Sep 3 - 12:02 AM

Kyle Gibson held the Blue Jays to two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday for his eighth win of the season.

Another nice outing from the 29-year-old right-hander, who struck out eight batters over seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday against the White Sox. He whiffed seven on Sunday while issuing just one walk and scattering seven hits. Gibson will bring an 8-10 record and 5.59 ERA into his next start at home against the Royals.
Aug 27 - 4:43 PM

Kyle Gibson was dominant in Tuesday's win over the White Sox, punching out eight over seven innings of one-run ball.

The right-hander scattered seven hits and a walk in the contest. The only blemish on his night was allowing Yoan Moncada to score on a wild pitch in the first inning. Gibson now sits at 7-10 on the season with a disappointing 5.76 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. He'll look to replicate this fine performance when he squares off against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday.
Aug 23 - 1:02 AM

Kyle Gibson yielded three runs in four-plus innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

The good news is that Gibson hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his last four starts. That bad news is that those starts keep getting shorter; he went six innings on July 22, followed by 5 1/3 on Aug. 5, 4 2/3 on Aug. 11 and four today. Gibson is 6-10 with a 6.05 ERA. He'd seem to be running out of chances at this point.
Aug 17 - 5:34 PM

Kyle Gibson was hit hard in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, allowing three runs on five hits across 4 2/3 innings.

Gibson struck out six on the night while issuing a pair of free passes. He gave up a solo homer to Mikie Mahtook in the first inning then the Tigers pushed a pair of runs across while chasing him in the fifth. He'll bring a troublesome 6.02 ERA and 1.70 WHIP into his next start against the Diamondbacks next Saturday.
Aug 11 - 11:02 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Gibson gave up a two-run home run to Nomar Mazara but all the rest of the Rangers' hits were singles. He also walked two while striking out four. The start was the first for Gibson after a brief demotion to Triple-A, and he's now got a 6.03 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 19 starts on the year. An interleague matchup with the Brewers is on tap for Thursday.
Aug 6 - 12:16 AM

Twins recalled RHP Kyle Gibson from Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson will rejoin the Twins' rotation on Saturday against the Rangers. He compiled a 2.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB ratio across 17 1/3 innings in his three starts at Triple-A, but still isn't a recommended streaming option.
Aug 5 - 8:38 AM

Kyle Gibson will return to the Twins' rotation Saturday against the Rangers.

Gibson has pitched well since his demotion (2.08 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Rochester) and the Twins are ready to give him another try in the starting rotation. The right-hander sports an ugly 6.08 ERA over 18 major league starts this season and won't be an appealing streaming option against Texas.
Aug 3 - 6:44 PM

Twins optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson is clearing out for the arrival of Jaime Garcia. The right-hander holds a 6.08 ERA over 18 starts this season. Bartolo Colon will remain in the Twins' rotation for now.
Jul 25 - 1:36 AM

Kyle Gibson took home a win over the Tigers by allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings on Saturday.

He hurled seven shutout innings before faltering in the eighth. He allowed one run in that frame and left two runners on when he was relieved of duty. Both of those runners came home when reliever Taylor Rogers served up a home run to Justin Upton. It was a badly-need strong outing for Gibson, who improves to 6-8 with an unpleasant 6.08 ERA and frightful 1.71 WHIP.
Jul 23 - 12:08 AM

Kyle Gibson issued four free passes while allowing four runs on six hits over six-plus innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Control continues to be a major issue for Gibson. He has now walked at least three in eight of 17 starts and holds a cringe-inducing 1.76 WHIP on the season. Also a bloated 6. 29 ERA. A home start against the Tigers shows next on his schedule.
Jul 16 - 5:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Niko Goodrum
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
14Buddy Boshers