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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 was crushed in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings.
Gibson struck out three and walked two in the short outing. Alex Avila tagged him for a two-run homer in the second inning and the Tigers rallied for five more in the third to chase the veteran right-hander. He'll try to regroup and improve upon his troublesome 9.00 ERA and 1.94 WHIP when he takes the hill against the Royals in Kansas City on Friday. Apr 23 - 5:47 PM

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Kyle Gibson fell to 0-2 on Monday after allowing three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Indians.

Gibson walked two and gave up eight hits, including a Michael Brantley solo homer in the top of the fifth inning. He struck out just two. The 29-year-old right-hander will carry a rough 6.91 ERA into his next start at home against the Tigers.
Apr 17 - 11:34 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered five earned runs over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers.

Gibson only issued one walk and he allowed just four total hits, but one of those hits was a fifth-inning grand slam by Andrew Romine -- the first grand slam of Romine's career. Gibson stands 0-1 with an 8.00 ERA through two regular-season starts. He'll get the Indians at home next.
Apr 12 - 4:08 PM

Kyle Gibson took a no-decision in Thursday's win over Royals, allowing three runs on six hits over five-plus innings.

Gibson struck out five and walked two. His main issue in this one came with the home run ball. Salvador Perez rocked him for a solo shot in the fourth inning and Mike Moustakas led off the sixth with a solo tater of his own. The 29-year-old Gibson posted a 5.07 ERA in 25 starts last season and makes for an untrustworthy fantasy option.
Apr 6 - 4:28 PM

Kyle Gibson shut out the Red Sox for six innings Sunday in his latest strong effort this spring.

Gibson has a 1.59 ERA and a 19/5 K/BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings. He's yet to allow a single homer, which is a big change after he gave up 20 in 147 1/3 innings during the regular season last year. Gibson is far more likely to be solid than spectacular for the Twins, but they'll take it.
Mar 26 - 4:30 PM

Kyle Gibson's strong spring continued Tuesday, as he allowed one run over five innings against the Phillies.

The only run came on a Freddy Galvis homer in the fifth. Gibson has a 2.01 ERA and a 15/5 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this spring. We might be more encouraged by that if he didn't also have a 2.78 ERA and a 22/7 K/BB ratio last spring before struggling in April on his way to a very disappointing year.
Mar 21 - 4:56 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed just one hit -- a Jedd Gyorko solo homer -- over five innings Thursday against the Cardinals.

Gibson struck out five. He's performed very well in his last three starts, surrendering two runs in 14 innings. Her was also strong last spring, even striking out 22 batters in 22 2/3 innings, before turning in a very disappointing campaign for the Twins. The team needs a lot more from him this year, but his upside seems pretty limited.
Mar 16 - 3:59 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Red Sox scoreless for five innings while notching four strikeouts in a 13-0 win for the Twins.

He was facing a split-squad Red Sox lineup but it was an impressive outing nonetheless. He gave up four hits and one walk but kept his opponent off the scoreboard. This was the second strong outing in a row for Gibson. He now has a 2.19 ERA in 12 1/3 innings of Grapefruit league action. He is solidly entrenched in the middle of the Twins' starting rotation. He went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 25 starts last year.
Mar 11 - 6:06 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Cardinals to one run and two hits over four innings on Monday.

Gibson struggled last time out against the Pirates, failing to complete two innings, but that didn't stop him from going four today. He struck out two and walked one before departing.
Mar 6 - 5:28 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered two runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.

Gibson has reworked his delivery, but not the results, at least not in this one. He walked one and struck out none against a lineup that included two regulars and three quality part-timers. Gibson rates as a pretty borderline AL-only pitcher at this point.
Mar 1 - 4:33 PM

Kyle Gibson looked sharp in his Grapefruit League opener against the Rays on Friday, allowing just two hits over 1 2/3 scoreless innings of work.

Gibson punched out a pair and didn't walk a batter. It's the first look that we have seen of the right-hander with his new delivery, designed to protect his shoulder. Gibson ran his fastball up to 94 mph in the outing and afterwards said he felt very comfortable with the revamped delivery.
Feb 24 - 10:07 PM

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

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

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