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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 gave up five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Wednesday against the Phillies.
Gibson was facing an ice-cold offense, but he gave up two homers and six additional hits tonight. Thought of as a breakthrough candidate by some, he's currently 0-5 with a 6.05 ERA in seven starts. Jun 23 - 12:22 AM

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Kyle Gibson allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

When Gibson pitches poorly, he loses, and even when he pitches moderately well he still loses. The right-hander gave up six hits and walked two, but his offense afforded just one run on the evening, leaving Gibson 0-5 with a 6.06 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season. The 28-year-old will continue searching for his first victory Wednesday against the Phillies.
Jun 17 - 12:37 AM

Kyle Gibson surrendered five earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Minnesota's bullpen went on to yield another 10 runs in the 15-4 blowout loss. It was Gibson's first start since April 22, when he suffered a right shoulder strain. The right-hander walked two and gave up seven hits. He owns a brutal 6.49 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 26 1/3 starts (five starts) this season.
Jun 11 - 5:57 PM

Twins activated Kyle Gibson from the 15-day disabled list.

A right shoulder strain felled Gibson near the end of April. He is expected to start against the Red Sox on Saturday. Prior to the injury, the 28-year-old right-hander made four starts, pitching to a 6.10 ERA and 1.74 WHIP across 20 2/3 innings.
Jun 10 - 2:43 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) is scheduled to start Saturday against the Red Sox.

Gibson was supposed to return from the disabled list this past weekend, but a stiff back delayed that plan. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since April 26 because of a right shoulder strain. He is obviously a poor fantasy bet Saturday versus the dangerous Boston offense.
Jun 7 - 5:30 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) is expected to make a rehab start for Triple-A Rochester before returning to the Twins' rotation.

He was hoping to return Thursday but was scratched because of nerve pain in his back. Gibson was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday. If that goes well, Gibson will head to Rochester where he'll make at least one rehab start. This is already a lost season for the Twins so there's no need for Gibson to rush back if he isn't 100 percent.
Jun 2 - 7:13 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) will not be activated Thursday due to a stiff back.

Gibson had been lined up for a return to the rotation this weekend against the Rays, but it's not going to happen. He was originally placed on the disabled list April 26 with a right shoulder strain. Phil Hughes will take the mound Thursday night versus Tampa Bay.
Jun 2 - 12:52 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) is scheduled to return from the disabled list to start Saturday versus the Rays.

Gibson allowed just one run and struck out eight batters over 9 1/3 innings in his two-game minor league rehab stint with High-A Fort Myers. But the right-hander will return Thursday to an unsightly 6.10 ERA and he remains a risky fantasy play in any matchup. Phil Hughes is headed to the bullpen to clear a rotation spot.
May 30 - 1:24 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings for High-A Fort Myers on Sunday.

Gibson needed just 56 pitches (41 of which were strikes) in the easy rehab debut. He scattered three hits and struck out two. The right-hander is expected to throw around 90 pitches in his second rehab start on Friday night and could rejoin the Twins' rotation five days after that. Gibson has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a right shoulder strain.
May 23 - 9:25 AM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) threw 45 pitches in a simulated game on Thursday.

He'll begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers on Sunday. Gibson will need 2-3 starts in the minors to build up his pitch count before rejoining the Twins' starting rotation. A strained shoulder sent Gibson to the disabled list three weeks ago. He was winless in four starts with a 6.10 ERA at the time of his injury.
May 19 - 5:56 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) is on track to throw live batting practice on Thursday.

Gibson will throw 45 pitches in another bullpen session Monday and then be cleared to face hitters if it goes well. If Thursday's session goes off without a hitch, he'll be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. The right-hander is tracking toward an early June return.
May 15 - 9:13 AM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) threw another bullpen session Friday.

Gibson is still probably a few more successful sessions away from going on a minor league rehab assignment. He's been on the shelf since April 23 due to a shoulder sprain. An initial timetable had hoped for a late May return, but it may be early June at this point.
May 14 - 9:19 AM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) threw a successful 30-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

"It went really good," Gibson said. "I've thrown from 120 feet twice and it's felt OK. I still feel some of the same irritation in long toss, but the trainers say it's something that will go away once I get more used to it. But once I got to the mound, I felt really good." The right-handed starter has been on the disabled list since April 23 because of a shoulder sprain. He'll aim for a late-May return.
May 10 - 7:56 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) is close to resuming throwing off a mound.

Gibson resumed playing catch nearly a week ago and is feeling good. He's probably still a couple weeks away from a return even if all goes well.
May 8 - 11:57 AM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) has begun some light throwing.

Gibson hasn't pitched since April 22 due to a right shoulder sprain. He still has some hurdles to cross, but a return in mid-May appears within reach.
May 2 - 5:39 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
2Max Kepler
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
6Pat Dean
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Kevin Jepsen
5Trevor May
6Ryan Pressly
7Michael Tonkin
8Buddy Boshers
9Taylor Rogers
10Zack Jones
11Neil Ramirez