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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 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. Jul 23 - 12:14 AM

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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.
Jul 17 - 5:34 PM

Kyle Gibson struggled in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, allowing four runs on seven hits over his five frames.

The right-hander struck out six and walked three in the contest. The Rangers struck first with a pair of runs in the first inning then scratched out another two in the fourth on run-scoring hits from Shin-Soo Choo and Ian Desmond. While Gibson has pitched better of late, he still finishes the first half with a disappointing 5.02 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.
Jul 8 - 11:40 PM

Kyle Gibson threw seven shutout innings in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Gibson turned in easily his best start of the season, scattering five hits and a walk while striking out a season-high seven batters. The win was his first of the year in eight starts, leaving his record at 1-5. The 28-year-old will continue working on his 5.12 ERA and 1.49 WHIP Sunday against the Rangers.
Jun 28 - 11:07 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers