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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
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Gibson has changed his delivery in hopes of protecting his shoulder.
Gibson missed seven weeks with a shoulder strain last year, so after consulting with one of his former coaches at the University of Missouri, he reached out to Randy Sullivan of the Florida Baseball Ranch during the offseason to make some changes. They've been aiming to get his arm to "pronate properly at the end of his delivery" and so far he's happy with the results. "It’s like a golf swing," said Gibson. "Once you hit, you’re not adding anything (by extending); the ball is gone. This way, your shoulder has more time to slow down. I feel a huge difference." Gibson, 29, will hope for better results after putting up a rough 5.07 ERA over 25 starts last season. Feb 22 - 11:33 AM

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Twins and RHP Kyle Gibson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million contract.

Gibson receives a big raise in his first year of arbitration eligibility even after putting up a 5.07 ERA over 25 starts last season. He'll be part of the Twins' rotation again in 2017.
Jan 13 - 11:23 AM

Kyle Gibson allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings against the Royals on Thursday.

Gibson kept the Royals in check for most of the evening and was handed a lead in the top of the seventh, only to give it right back in the bottom of the frame before exiting. The eight strikeouts were a single-game high for the 28-year-old this season. In 25 starts this year, Gibson went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA and 1.56 WHIP.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Kyle Gibson yielded two runs in five innings Friday in a loss to the Mariners.

Gibson would love to end on a strong note after a very disappointing year. He's allowed three runs over eight innings in his last two outings, lowering his ERA from 5.34 to 5.04. He only has one start left now, though.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Kyle Gibson twirled a gem Tuesday, holding the Tigers to one run across eight innings of work in an 8-1 victory.

Gibson walked three on the night while recording just four strikeouts, but he permitted only five hits -- four of them singles. Only a Miguel Cabrera RBI single in the first inning plated a run for the Tigers. Gibson entered the proceedings with a 5.34 ERA and having allowed at least four runs in four straight outings, so to say this was unexpected would be an understatement. Gibson will try to keep it going on Sunday versus the Mets.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Kyle Gibson was touched up for five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Gibson gave up nine hits, including a two-run homer to Todd Frazier. He has failed to complete six innings in six out of his last seven starts. He owns an ugly 6.81 ERA during that time. His ERA for the year isn’t much better at 5.31.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:59:00 AM

Kyle Gibson couldn't make it out of the sixth inning in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays, allowing four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 frames.

Gibson surrendered a pair of solo home runs on the afternoon, coughing up shots to Josh Donaldson in the third and Troy Tulowitzki in the sixth. He managed just one strikeout in the contest and will carry an underwhelming 5.17 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a home start against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Kyle Gibson gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Gibson actually gave up just one extra-base hit, a double by Justin Upton, but he walked in one run and allowed another to score on a wild pitch. Gibson walked four in the game, and he's now got a 1.54 WHIP to go with a 5.09 ERA in 18 starts. Things don't get much better for the 28-year-old going forward, either, as he is set to meet the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed three runs on eight hits in a complete game 10-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

He fanned six and walked three while tossing 115 pitches in his first complete game of the year and second of his career. The win moves him to 5-7 with a 4.90 ERA after 17 starts. He doesn't strike out enough batters to earn much trust as a fantasy pitcher. He has accumulated 71 punchouts and 35 free passes in 101 innings.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:05:00 AM

Kyle Gibson was tagged for six runs (five earned) over five-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Royals.

Gibson was handed the lead in the third inning, but he gave it right back in the fifth. He faced two batters in the top of the sixth and was pulled after giving up an RBI double to Raul Mondesi. Gibson struck out four and walked two while matching a season-high with 10 hits allowed. The 28-year-old showed some flashes of usefulness at times last season, but his 5.09 ERA through 16 starts this year has been a disappointment.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 01:19:00 AM

Kyle Gibson pitched through four walks to pick up the win against the Rays on Sunday, yielding two runs over five innings.

Gibson scattered six hits and struck out a pair of batters on the afternoon. While the Rays failed to truly square him up for scoring damage, his lack of control caused his pitch count to balloon and he had already fired 107 pitches (63 strikes) by the time he trotted off the mound after five frames. Manager Paul Molitor didn't push his luck. For the season, Gibson owns a 4.86 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. He will host the Royals next time he toes the rubber.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Kyle Gibson was charged with six runs on 10 hits and a walk over 4 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 10-6 win over the Indians.

The Twins handed Gibson an 8-0 lead after four innings but he still wasn't able to pick up a win, as the Indians knocked him out during a six-run fifth inning. The right-hander had put together two straight nice outings before Tuesday's shellacking. He'll try to bounce back versus the Rays on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 11:40:00 PM

Kyle Gibson limited the Orioles to two runs over six innings Thursday.

Gibson gave up a leadoff homer to Adam Jones, but he held the O's to just one more run despite giving up nine hits total on the evening. The right-hander also struck out six without issuing a free pass. He left before the game was decided, depriving him of his fourth win, but he lowered his ERA to 4.54 through 13 starts. Gibson will instead look for that fourth win Tuesday against the Indians.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Kyle Gibson delivered an outstanding performance in Friday's victory over the Red Sox, allowing just two hits over eight innings of one-run ball.

Gibson walked one and punched out six on the evening. He gave up a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts to begin the ballgame, then shut down the vaunted Red Sox offense for eight innings. He'll look to further improve upon a 4.67 ERA and 1.39 WHIP when he squares off against Orioles at home on Thursday.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Kyle Gibson was lit up for four earned runs in six innings Sunday as the Twins fell to the Indians.

Gibson surrendered 10 hits, including a home run to Mike Napoli in the top of the second inning that set the tone for the Indians' 6-1 win. Gibson stands 2-6 on the year with a 5.12 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 63 1/3 innings. He'll face a dangerous Red Sox offense next.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 05:34:00 PM

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