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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kyle Gibson allowed one run and two hits over six innings Wednesday against the Rays.
Gibson struck out seven and lowered his spring ERA to 2.73. We're still not sure he's a legitimate breakout candidate this year, but he should be the Twins' second best starter ahead of expensive veterans Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana. Mar 25 - 5:30 PM

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Kyle Gibson threw four scoreless innings Sunday as the Twins and Cardinals played to a 6-6 tie in nine innings.

Gibson was much better than his bullpen, striking out four and allowing just two hits before coming out. With his velocity up a bit, his stock is rising this spring. Still, we're not yet recommending him in shallow mixed leagues.
Mar 15 - 5:25 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Blue Jays to one run over three innings in the Twins' 5-3 victory Tuesday.

According to the Star-Tribune's Phil Miller, Gibson was consistently in the 94 mph range with his sinking fastball today, which is up a couple of ticks from his usual. "I really would like to stay right around there, and I think I can," Gibson said afterwards. "I can throw 94, 95 and it’ll still sink." If it lasts, Gibson will be a threat to take a step forward this year.
Mar 10 - 4:53 PM

Kyle Gibson yielded three runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.

Gibson was nearly flawless through seven, giving up a homer to Ian Kinsler but only two singles and one walk. In the eighth, he waked two and gave up an RBI single before being pulled. Another run came around to score afterwards. Gibson, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of AL starters this year, ends the season 13-12 with a 4.47 ERA. He had eight starts of zero runs allowed, tied for the most among AL starters, but he also had 11 starts in which he gave up at least five runs. He'll aim for more consistency next year, but we don't suspect that a breakthrough is on the way.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed a lone run over seven innings of work, striking out eight, in the Twins' 6-3 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Gibson scattered seven hits without walking a batter in the victory, his second straight and 13th of the season. The eight strikeouts tied for a season high, and it was the first time he didn't issue a free pass since August 3. Gibson will have a chance to put a bow on a good sophomore campaign when the Twins visit the Tigers on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:56:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 02:56:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 11:37:00 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.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:25:00 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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 07:50:00 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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:49:00 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.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 05:08:00 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.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 01:25:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 08:22:00 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.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:37:00 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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jose Martinez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Jordan Schafer
3Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
3Wilkin Ramirez
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
7Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Tim Stauffer
7J.R. Graham
8A.J. Achter
9Brayan Villarreal
10Aaron Thompson
11Mark Hamburger
12Blaine Boyer