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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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Twins placed RHP Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.
Gibson felt some discomfort in his throwing shoulder after allowing seven runs in just three innings of work last Friday against the Nationals and tests taken this week revealed the strain. It's not clear how long the right-hander might be on the shelf. Apr 26 - 5:29 PM

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Kyle Gibson has been bumped from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Indians.

That will clear a spot for the arrival of top prospect Jose Berrios, who is expected to make his major league debut Wednesday versus the Tribe. Gibson acknowledged experiencing some soreness after allowing seven runs in just three innings of work last Friday against the Nationals, but it's not believed to be anything serious.
Apr 26 - 5:00 PM

Kyle Gibson was pounded in Friday's loss to the Nationals, allowing seven runs on seven hits in just three innings of work.

Gibson also issued a pair of walks while punching out one. The Nationals jumped on him for four runs in the first inning and never looked back, tacking on another three in the third to chase the right-hander. It hasn't been smooth sailing for Gibson through his first three starts, posting an 0-3 record, 6.10 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes for Wednesday's matchup against the Indians.
Apr 22 - 10:33 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Angels to two runs over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision.

Minnesota wound up winning in the bottom of the 12th to sweep the three-game set from Anaheim. The Twins entered the afternoon 0-9. Gibson surrendered a two-run shot to Albert Pujols in the top of the first inning, but he settled in nicely from there and was able to make it through seven while yielding just four total hits. The right-hander will carry a 3.57 ERA into his next start on the road against the Nationals.
Apr 17 - 6:29 PM

Kyle Gibson was charged with three runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

Gibson's ERA dropped in this one, but he wasn't terribly sharp. The right-hander permitted six hits, walked three, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. He recorded just three strikeouts and needed 107 pitches to cover the 5 2/3 frames. Gibson will look for better results when he takes on the Angels over the weekend.
Apr 11 - 8:09 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed 12 baserunners and five runs in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Gibson only threw 58 of his 105 pitches for strikes, allowing seven hits and walking five. It was probably worse than it should’ve been, as the right-hander fell victim to some poor defense that cost him at least one run. But he’ll need finer command if he’s going to have consistent success. Gibson doesn’t have the pure swing-and-miss stuff to survive when working from behind in counts. He's only relevant in deep fantasy leagues at the moment.
Apr 6 - 10:31 PM

Facing mostly minor leaguers, Kyle Gibson pitched six scoreless innings and struck out eight Saturday as the Twins shut out a Pirates split-squad 3-0.

The Pirates didn't bring a single regular with them to Fort Myers. Gibson allowed three hits and the only one to go for extra bases came off the bat of the opposing pitcher (Kyle Lobstein). Gibson is 3-1 with a 1.53 ERA this spring. He won't be the Twins' Opening Day starter, but it certainly wouldn't be a surprise if he's their best pitcher this year.
Mar 26 - 3:56 PM

Kyle Gibson pitched two scoreless innings versus the Rays on Sunday.

Gibson was an awfully solid starter last year, but the Twins need him to kick it up another gear if they're going to have an above average rotation this season. If he can maintain his strikeout rate from the second half of last year, it could happen.
Mar 6 - 4:40 PM

Kyle Gibson could start on short rest on Sunday if the game has possible playoff implications.

After Friday's loss however, the chances of the Twins earning a Wild Card berth have diminished significantly. It would take a minor miracle for Sunday's game to matter, but if it does, the Twins will send their top hurler to the hill.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Kyle Gibson fired six shutout innings in the Twins' 7-1 defeat of the Indians in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader at Progressive Field.

Gibson was sharp from the get-go, yielding only four total hits while striking out nine batters to push the Twins a little bit closer to the second American League Wild Card. Gibson could be asked to make one final regular-season start if it's needed. He has a respectable 3.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 145/65 K/BB ratio in 194 2/3 innings as of now.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:32:00 PM

Tuesday's game between the Twins and Indians has been postponed because of rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Scheduled starters Kyle Gibson and Cody Anderson will be pushed back a day.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Kyle Gibson was tagged for six runs in 2 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

So consistent during the first half, Gibson has resumed his 2014 Jekyll-and-Hyde act in the second half, giving up at least six runs five times. He's 2-5 with a 5.64 ERA since the All-Star break.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Kyle Gibson logged a quality start in Saturday's no-decision against the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The right-hander whiffed five on the day and issued three free passes. He has been the Twins most consistent starting pitcher this season, compiling a 3.73 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 131/61 K/BB ratio over 186 innings. He'll once again try for his 11th victory when he does battle against the Indians at home on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Kyle Gibson pitched brilliantly in Sunday's 7-0 win over the White Sox, firing 7 2/3 shutout innings while allowing just five hits.

Gibson fanned seven and walked one in the beauty of a start. Micah Johnson did manage a double against him, but the Twinkies' 27-year-old right-hander wouldn't allow him to score. He's struggled with allowing runners on base at times this season, but his overall 3.71 ERA and 1.27 WHIP marks are both respectable enough. A home start against the Angels shows next on his schedule.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed four runs in a complete-game loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

A rough first inning marred what was otherwise a good showing from Gibson. All four Royals runs came in the first five batters of the game, but Gibson gave up just two hits and one walk over the rest of the game. The loss was his first in over a month, dropping him to 9-10 overall. Gibson will carry a 3.87 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into Monday's start against the Tigers.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 10:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Ricky Nolasco
6Tyler Duffey
7Jose Berrios
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Alex Meyer