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."
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:22:43 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned SP Kyle Gibson to Triple-A Rochester Monday, Aug. 19.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:52:09 -0700
The Minnesota Twins recalled SP Kyle Gibson Monday, June 24.
Fantasy Tip: Gibson will make his major league debut against the Kansas City Royals Saturday. There should be limited interest in Gibson in mixed formats. He'll have to prove his control issues are a thing of the past, and he'll be limited at some point in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:08:51 -0700
The Minnesota Twins announced Sunday, June 23, that SP Kyle Gibson will make his long-awaited Major League debut Saturday, June 29, against the Kansas City Royals. Gibson posted a 3.01 ERA with 79 strikeouts and just 28 walks over 92 2/3 innings for Triple-A Rochester while allowing just four hits and a groundball rate of 55 percent.
Fantasy Tip: Gibson is certainly worth adding in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed formats if you're looking for pitching help, but his real value is in long-term keeper formats. The Twins are pretty bad, so the wins might be hard to come by even if Gibson fares rather well.
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:00:46 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP P.J. Walters will enter the rotation and start Saturday, May 25.
Fantasy Tip: The Twinkies obviously felt Kyle Gibson needs more development in the minors in his first full season coming off Tommy John surgery. That makes sense, and we probably won't see him until later this year, if at all. Walters has some experience starting, but should only be looked at in deep AL systems.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:44:56 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned SP Vance Worley to Triple-A Rochester Wednesday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: This could open the door once again for a call-up of prospect Kyle Gibson. However, Gibson might need more developmental time in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, so P.J. Walters is likely a more realistic candidate for promotion. Walters would be an option only for AL-only managers.