Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:54:29 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (back) is unlikely to start Saturday, July 26, due to back stiffness. The Twins will have to recall a pitcher to start if Gibson is unable to go.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for an official announcement. Benching Gibson until he proves his health isn't out of the question.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:39:44 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (back) said his back is feeling better, and the team hopes he will be able to start Saturday, July 26. He was scheduled to start Wednesday, July 23, but was scratched because of back stiffness.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:17:12 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have scratched SP Kyle Gibson (back) from his scheduled start Wednesday, July 23, against the Cleveland Indians due to a stiff back. P Anthony Swarzak will get the start in his absence.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:21:16 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson threw a career-high eight scoreless innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, April 17. He is now 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA on the season.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:25:33 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson has won the team's final rotation spot to begin the season, which will move SP Samuel Deduno to the bullpen. Gibson posted a 2.70 ERA in four spring outings (two starts).
Fantasy Tip: Gibson is one the the best pitching prospects coming into the big leagues. He's more than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, too. However, he doesn't miss a ton of bats, although his home park should help him in that arena. He's worth a stash in AL-only leagues now that he's won a spot.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:23:53 -0700
Minnesota Twins SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson are competing for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, and assistant GM Rob Antony has said he doesn't believe there's a clear-cut front-runner. Deduno, Worley and Diamond don't have options remaining.
MLB.com reporter Rhett Bolinger believes Deduno appears to be the slight favorite because of his success in 2013 (3.83 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 41 walks in 108 innings). He appears to be healthy after having gone arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder last September, too. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that he'd like Deduno to make the club one way or another following the right-hander's three scoreless innings on Sunday, March 9. "He's filthy," Gardenhire remarked.
Fantasy Tip: Whoever wins this job is unlikely to have relevance in mixed leagues, but all of them have either produced the results or boasted the promise, or both, to be useful in them. Deduno and Gibson fit the bill most, but it's mostly AL-only managers who should be following them.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:01:39 -0700
There appears to be no clear-cut front-runner for the Minnesota Twins' final rotation spot between SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson, but Deduno may be the slight favorite because of his success last year. Deduno has looked healthy this spring after having arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder last September. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated he'd like Deduno on the roster as either a starter or reliever this year. Worley is also healthy after having shoulder problems last year, and he's roughly 25 pounds lighter than 2013. Gibson might be on the outside looking in at the end of camp, because he still has minor league options left.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:43:26 -0800
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team won't settle on their fifth starter until much later this spring. SPs Scott Diamond, Vance Worley, Samuel Deduno and Kyle Gibson are competing for the job.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:06:48 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond heads into spring training competing for a starting rotation spot this year. He'll be competing with SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley and Kyle Gibson. Diamond is out of minor league options, like Deduno and Worley.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:40:02 -0800
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson will be one of half a dozen pitchers competing for a rotation spot this spring. "I feel like I've got a good idea what it takes to get guys out. ... I've got a sinker that can tie guys up. And amazingly, for seven of the 10 outings, my slider was terrible," Gibson said. "That was more me getting in my own way, and being too tense. Normally, I can throw a slider for a first-pitch strike, and I just couldn't do that. My slider will be better this year."