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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 pitched four-hit ball for eight innings and combined with Anthony Swarzak on a shutout of the Blue Jays on Thursday.
It's a depleted Blue Jays lineup, but that's still quite an outing for the 26-year-old. He's already 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA this year after going 2-4 with a 6.53 ERA in 10 starts as a rookie last season. While he should remain a decent enough AL-only starter, we don't expect him to last as an asset in mixed leagues. Apr 17 - 4:34 PM

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Kyle Gibson delivered a second consecutive strong outing on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over 6 1/3 innings to defeat the Royals and improve to 2-0.

The once highly-touted prospect walked four and struck out three on the night. The only damage against him came on an RBI ground out off the bat of Billy Butler in the first inning. Gibson now owns a 1.59 ERA through his first two starts, but a troublesome 1.41 WHIP and 6/8 K/BB ratio through 11 1/3 innings. He could be worth a gamble for next week’s home start against the Blue Jays, but don’t assume that he’s completely figured things out just yet.
Apr 11 - 11:28 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed one run in five innings Saturday in a 7-3 win over the Indians.

Gibson gave up just three hits and struck out three, but he also walked four batters and threw just 53 out of 97 pitches for strikes. The Twins will surely want him to be more efficient next time out. The 26-year-old really struggled in his first taste of the majors last year, so he's more of an AL-only option at this time.
Apr 5 - 4:23 PM

La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Kyle Gibson has won the fifth spot in the Twins' rotation.

The club had tipped their hand earlier Friday when they announced that Gibson would get another start next Tuesday. He beat out Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley and Scott Diamond for the job. Deduno will pitch in relief, while Worley has been placed on waivers. Diamond is out of options and it's not clear what the club's plan is for him. Gibson held a 5.63 ERA in 10 starts last season for the Twins, but he earned a gig this spring with a 2.70 mark over 13 1/3 innings.

Kyle Gibson is listed as the Twins' starter for Tuesday's game versus the Orioles, while Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley and Scott Diamond aren't listed for any more Grapefruit League starts.

Gibson is currently lined up like he'll be the club's No. 5 starter, though the Twins have yet to officially come out and say he's won the job. The right-hander has certainly earned it, posting a 2.70 ERA over 13 1/3 innings this spring. Both Worley and Diamond are out of options, so it will be interesting to see what the Twins do with their roster.

Kyle Gibson allowed one run in 4 1/3 innings and struck out four Wednesday in his start against the Cardinals.

Gibson has been effective in three of his four outings and he wasn't all that bad in the either, so his ERA currently sits at 2.70. Still, for the Twins to carry him as their fifth starter, they'd have to jettison two out-of-options pitchers in Vance Worley and Scott Diamond and then stick the more-deserving Samuel Deduno in the pen. It seems like quite a long shot.
Mar 19 - 4:14 PM

Kyle Gibson gave up three runs in four innings Friday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

Gibson allowed three hits, walked two and struck out none. Encouraging is that nine of his outs came on the ground. Still, he hasn't set himself apart in the fifth-starter competition so far, and he seems nearly certain to get optioned to Triple-A.
Mar 14 - 4:36 PM

Pitching in relief, Kyle Gibson tossed three scoreless innings versus the Blue Jays on Monday.

Gibson was supposed to be a fixture in the Twins rotation by now. Instead, he's a long shot to make the team after posting a 6.53 ERA in his 10 starts last season. There are just too many expensive veterans and guys without options ahead of him on the depth chart.
Mar 3 - 5:02 PM

Kyle Gibson has been placed on the Triple-A DL with a right groin strain.

This is more or less a phantom injury designed to shut Gibson down for the season because he reached his predetermined innings limit. The rookie right-hander posted an ugly 6.53 ERA and 29/20 K/BB ratio in 51 innings across his first 10 starts in the majors, but is a better-than-average bet to open next season in Minnesota's rotation. Fellow top prospect Trevor May was promoted from Double-A to take his spot on Rochester's roster.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson gets the boot after giving up four runs on 10 hits and two walks over just 3 2/3 innings Monday against the Mets. The rookie right-hander posted an ugly 6.53 ERA and 29/20 K/BB ratio in 51 innings across his first 10 starts in the majors. With his innings limit quickly approaching, the Twins might just shut him down and turn to the focus to 2014.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Kyle Gibson yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Friday against the White Sox.

Gibson went his first four major league starts without giving up a homer, yet still amassed a 6.45 ERA. In his last four, he's given up seven homers, which his ERA remaining almost entirely unchanged at 6.43. Especially after factoring in the fact that he's faced an incredibly easy schedule, he's been a big disappointment so far. Of course, it is his first full year back Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 06:03:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Gibson gave up two home runs, including a three-run shot to Nick Franklin. He wasn't able to overcome a disastrous fourth inning and was charged with his third loss since being call up in late June. Gibson will look to get back on track in his next start Saturday against the Astros.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 07:28:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Tuesday.

He struck out four. Gibson (2-2, 5.72 ERA) was extremely sharp outside of two big mistakes: Solo home runs swatted by Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo. Since going 1-2 with a 7.27 ERA in his first three big league starts, Gibson has looked noticeably more comfortable in surrendering two runs apiece in his last two outings.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 01:51:00 AM

Kyle Gibson earned his second win by allowing three runs -- two earned -- over five innings against the Yankees on Sunday.

He struck out just one, walked four and surrendered five hits. Gibson hasn't been impressive in four starts since Minnesota summoned the ballyhooed right-hander. The 25-year-old is 2-2 with a 6.45 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and ugly 11/9 K/BB rate over 22 1/3 innings. One hopes that Gibson will get his head straight over the All-Star break and begin the second half by attacking the plate.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

Gibson was done in by wildness on Tuesday, as he walked four and threw a wild pitch to go along with four hits. In three starts since being recalled, Gibson is 1-2 with a 7.27 ERA and 1.62 WHIP. He's still a part of the Twins' long-term plans, so they'll continue to run him out there despite the bumps. His final start before the break will come Sunday against the Yankees in the Bronx.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno