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Kyle Gibson | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 got lit up for seven hits and five runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Twins’ win over Houston.
He notched four strikeouts and the same number of walks while throwing just 49 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Gibson was in and out of trouble all day but really came undone in the fifth, yielding four straight hits before getting the hook from skipper Paul Molitor. Reliever Trevor Hildenberger was no help, allowing both inherited runners to score. Fortunately Gibson got plenty of run support on Wednesday as the right-hander extended his unbeaten streak to 12 starts. His next outing will come Tuesday against Cleveland. Apr 11 - 6:20 PM

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Kyle Gibson scattered seven hits and two runs (one earned) over 4 1/3 innings Thursday in the Twins’ win over the Mariners.

He struck out three and walked one over 80 pitches. Gibson allowed two runs in the first but blanked the M’s over his final 3 1/3 innings. It wasn’t the smoothest of outings for Gibson and his defense let him down by committing two errors, but at least none of the hits he allowed went for extra bases. Gibson will get a tough assignment next time out against the Astros, though luckily it will be a home game for the right-hander.
Apr 5 - 8:17 PM

Kyle Gibson did not allow a hit in six shutout innings of work in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

Gibson fired off six hit-less frames, but they were far from perfect -- he walked five on the evening, throwing just 56 of his 102 pitches for strikes. This prevented him from a true try for the no-hitter, a no-hitter which would fall by the wayside after he left the contest. Countering the five walks, Gibson did strike out six. He's posted earned run averages of 5.07 each of the past two seasons and makes for an unpalatable fantasy option. The home faithful will be behind him against the Mariners next time out.
Mar 31 - 10:15 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered three earned runs over 2 2/3 innings in his final appearance of the spring Sunday against the Red Sox.

Gibson was knocked around for seven hits, including a Mookie Betts solo homer in the top of the first inning. The 30-year-old right-hander had looked sharp in the Grapefruit League up to this point, but he remains a poor fantasy option for the 2018 campaign. Gibson has finished with a 5.07 ERA in each of the last two seasons.
Mar 25 - 3:12 PM

Kyle Gibson held the Rays to one run over five innings and struck out five in the Twins' 8-1 win Thursday.

One run over five innings was also the sum totals of Gibson's previous two starts this spring. He's yet to walk a batter in 10 innings. Because of how he finished last year, Gibson's rotation spot is plenty secure despite the Twins' additions. That said, he has plenty to prove after back-to-back seasons with 5.07 ERAs.
Mar 15 - 4:44 PM

Kyle Gibson yielded one run in three innings Monday versus the Phillies.

He struck out two. The homer hit by Rhys Hoskins today accounted for the lone run Gibson has given up in five innings this spring. Gibson had a terrific spring last year, though that didn't stop him from going 0-4 with an 8.20 ERA in his first six regular-season starts. The Twins are hoping he pitches more like he did in the second half of last year.
Mar 5 - 4:11 PM

Kyle Gibson went two scoreless innings against the Rays in his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

Gibson didn't record a strikeout, but he also didn't allow a hit and didn't walk anybody either. The 30-year-old right-hander quietly pitched well in the second half last season, though he still finished with an underwhelming 5.07 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 121/60 K/BB ratio over 158 total innings.
Feb 25 - 3:22 PM

Kyle Gibson lost his arbitration case.

Gibson will make $4.2 million in 2018 instead of the $4.55 million salary he requested when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The 30-year-old right-hander went 12-10 with a 5.07 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 121/60 K/BB ratio over 29 starts (158 innings) in 2017 while earning $2.9 million.
Feb 15 - 1:34 PM

Kyle Gibson had his arbitration hearing Wednesday.

Gibson requested $4.55 million and was offered $4.2 million by the Twins when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. There should be a ruling sometime Thursday. The 30-year-old right-hander earned $2.9 million last season while going 12-10 with a 5.07 ERA in 29 starts covering 158 innings.
Feb 15 - 8:50 AM

Kyle Gibson requested $4.55 million and was offered $4.2 million by the Twins when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

Gibson went 12-10 with a 5.07 ERA in 29 starts last year for the Twins. He struck out only 121 batters and walked 60 in 158 innings. He allowed 24 home runs.
Jan 12 - 9:57 PM

Kyle Gibson wasn't at his best in his final start of the regular season on Friday, giving up three runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers.

On the plus side for fantasy owners who may have been streaming the right-hander, he did manage to punch out six in the contest and didn't walk a batter. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run blast off the bat of Nicholas Castellanos. He finishes the regular season 12-10 with a 5.07 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 121/60 K/BB ratio in 158 innings.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Kyle Gibson earned his 12th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on five hits over his seven frames.

The right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the evening while walking two. Two of the three runs he gave up came via solo homers, with Nicholas Castellanos in the second inning and Ian Kinsler in the sixth. He'll bring a 5.02 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into his final start of the regular season on Thursday against the Indians in Cleveland.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:06:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed five earned runs over six innings but notched his 11th win of the season Sunday versus the Blue Jays.

Gibson gave up four runs in the top of the first inning one more run in the top of the second, but the Minnesota offense backed him with 13 total runs on 16 hits. Gibson struck out eight but walked five and gave up three hits, including a pair of home runs. The 29-year-old right-hander will bring a 5.07 ERA and 1.55 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Tigers.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:40:00 PM

Kyle Gibson evened his record at 10-10 by shutting out the Padres for six innings on Tuesday.

The Padres gave up on this one early, not that it's ever easy to tell with their lineup. It ended up being a 16-0 win, which pairs nicely with his 17-0 win over the Royals 10 days ago. He's allowed a total of five runs in his last five starts, lowering his ERA from 6.05 to 4.97 in the process. We're not buying him for 2018 just yet, but there's no denying he's on a roll right now.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:48:00 PM

Kyle Gibson allowed two runs over seven innings Thursday against the Royals.

Gibson gave up eight hits and a walk but did well to limit the damage, especially considering he didn't strike out a single batter. The only shame is that he didn't get a win for his efforts, since the Twins used a three-run ninth inning to get the win. Even so, Gibson has now turned in four consecutive solid starts to lower his ERA to 5.19 after it sat at 6.05 on August 17. It's no coincidence he's 3-0 in those four starts. An interleague date with the Padres on Wednesday offers the 29-year-old a golden opportunity to make it five in a row.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:16:00 AM

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