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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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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

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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

Kyle Gibson allowed seven earned runs over four innings Sunday in a loss to the Orioles.

Gibson walked two batters, struck out just one, and surrendered nine hits -- including two home runs. The right-hander finishes the first half of the 2017 regular season with a brutal 6.31 ERA.
Jul 9 - 5:27 PM

Kyle Gibson earned a win Tuesday after limited the Angels to two runs over 6 2/3 innings.

It was the first time this season that he recorded an out in the seventh inning. Gibson dropped his ERA from 6.11 to 5.82 in the fine outing. He'll get the Orioles at home for his final start of the first half.
Jul 4 - 6:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed five runs -- three earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.

Gibson gave up a pair of solo homers among his six hits allowed, also walking one and striking out two. The loss leaves his record at 4-6 with a 6.11 ERA and 1.78 through 14 starts overall. We're used to the Twins being a bottom-feeder that would possibly put up with such performances, but this Twins club is contending for a division title as we prepare to turn the page to July. As such, Gibson's days in the rotation may be numbered. For now, we'll assume he'll make his next scheduled start next week against the Angels.
Jun 29 - 11:51 PM

Kyle Gibson gave up one run in 4 2/3 innings but did not earn a decision as his club beat the Indians on Saturday.

He surrendered four hits and four walks while fanning just one batter. He walked two batters in the fifth inning and was pulled for a reliever after having thrown 93 pitches in the short start. The only run he allowed came on a solo homer by third baseman Jose Ramirez in the fourth inning. This will go down as one of his best outings of the season, which isn't saying much considering he has a 6.23 ERA after 13 starts.
Jun 24 - 9:25 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Though he did walk three in this one, Gibson pitched well for the most part. Except when he was facing Edwin Encarnacion. The slugger crushed a solo home run off Gibson in the fourth inning and a two-run shot off him in the sixth. This counts as one of Gibson's better starts of the season, as he currently holds an unsightly 6.56 ERA and 1.84 WHIP overall. A road showdown with these same Indians shows next on his schedule.
Jun 18 - 5:26 PM

Kyle Gibson won despite giving up six runs and 12 hits over six innings Tuesday against the Mariners.

Gibson has a 5.96 ERA in his four wins this year, which is really quite remarkable. The Twins have totaled 47 runs in those games. Lest anyone think he's pitching to the score, Gibson has a 7.96 ERA in his other seven starts.
Jun 13 - 11:41 PM

Kyle Gibson pitched well in Thursday's win over the Mariners, surrendering one run on five hits over six-plus innings.

Outside of a Ben Gamel sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, Gibson managed to keep the scoreboard clean. While the lack of run-scoring damage is always welcome, he continues to have control issues -- Gibson walked three on Thursday and has now walked at least two in all but one of his 10 starts. In a more auspicious note, this was Gibson's first outing of the campaign with fewer than two runs allowed. He will try to pull off that trick again when he takes on the Mariners once more, that one at home, next time out. Gibson will carry an ungainly 6.52 ERA and 1.80 WHIP into the outing.
Jun 9 - 1:02 AM

Kyle Gibson allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a win Friday at L.A. Angels.

In his third start back after a temporary demotion to Triple-A Rochester, Gibson turned in his best outing while racking up a season-high 98 pitches. His innings total was also a season best. Gibson still needs to work deeper into games and start ticking off quality starts before he can be trusted outside of deeper AL-only fantasy formats.
Jun 3 - 4:06 AM

Kyle Gibson walked four and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over 5 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's 15-inning loss to the Rays.

Gibson finished his afternoon having thrown 50 of his 88 pitches for strikes. Despite his lack of control, he was mostly able to keep the Rays at bay on the scoreboard. He struck out four on the afternoon. In his two return outings since being shipped down to the minors to recalibrate at the beginning of May, he has yielded nine runs on 12 hits in 10 1/3 innings. He will carry a bloated 7.85 ERA and 1.96 WHIP into a road showdown with the Angels next time out as he tries to extricate himself from this miserable start to the season.
May 28 - 8:41 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered six runs over five innings in his return to the majors, yet he still earned a win over the Orioles on Monday.

Gibson was 0-4 with an 8.20 ERA in six starts before the Twins sent him down. He's not fixed, but we're not sure there was much to fix in the first place; he just doesn't look like a very good pitcher at this point.
May 22 - 11:17 PM

Twins recalled RHP Kyle Gibson from Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson will rejoin the rotation on Monday in Baltimore. He was sent down earlier this month after posting an 8.20 ERA over six starts, but he earned another shot after holding a 2.92 ERA in two outings for Rochester. Gibson is a poor bet for fantasy purposes.
May 22 - 5:37 PM

Kyle Gibson is expected to start Monday in Baltimore.

Gibson earned another shot after posting a 2.92 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 12 ⅓ innings in a couple outings for Triple-A Rochester. He held an 8.20 ERA before his demotion and is a poor bet in fantasy leagues.
May 21 - 10:07 AM

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