|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||85.00||5.00||4.00||0.00||3.71||1.20||79.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|05/22/2013||Kyle Gibson, SP MIN|
Matt Joyce, RF TB
Zach McAllister, SP CLE
|Shane Victorino, RF BOS|
Ernesto Frieri, RP LAA
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAA
|05/21/2013||Kyle Gibson, SP MIN||Dan Uggla, 2B ATL|
|05/20/2013||Paul Konerko, 1B CHW|
Darren O'Day, RP BAL
|Kyle Gibson, SP MIN|
Kevin Correia, SP MIN
|Inconsistency why Twins' decide to keep Kyle Gibson down|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/24/13) Twins general manager Terry Ryan said inconsistency is why the club decisided to call up Samuel Deduno and P.J. Walters ahead of top prospect Kyle Gibson, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Gibson has a 3.25 ERA and 3.3 K/BB over nine starts (52 2/3 innings) at Triple-A Rochester. But he has yet to have consecutive quality starts. His last three starts have seen a complete game shutout, a three-inning disaster (seven hits, four earned runs) and another complete game shutout.
"Every start for him is important, and so far he’s been good, bad, good, bad, good, bad. He’s close, but he’s not quite there yet. We’re looking for him to string together four or five of those good one. That would give us confidence that it’s time for him to come up here," Ryan said.
Gibson can pitch well enough to make his way to Minnesota this season, but if he needs to make three or four consecutive sharp starts, he's at least a few weeks away.
|Another chance for Kyle Gibson?|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/22/13) The Twins demoted Vance Worley to the minors after his miserable start against the Braves Wednesday. They haven't said Kyle Gibson will take his place, but considering the top prospect was a top candidate to fill the last opening in the Twins' rotation -- a spot that ultimately went to Samuel Deduno -- you have to be intrigued by the possibility.
Like Al Melchior said on Wednesday's Fantasy Baseball Today, Gibson doesn't have much left to prove in the minors. He's no Kevin Gausman or even Zack Wheeler, but in leagues where the next big thing is inevitably the next hot claim, perhaps now is the time to make a move for him.
|Kyle Gibson to remain in minors|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Twins starter Kyle Gibson was not selected to start Friday's game.
The Twins were considering three pitchers for Friday's start, and chose Samuel Deduno. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Gibson will eventually pitch in the rotation this year, but now wasn't the time. Gibson has a 3.25 ERA through nine Triple-A starts this season.
|Twins undecided on Friday starter|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday that he is unsure who will start Friday against Detroit, MLB.com reports.
Gardenhire said it will either be Kyle Gibson, P.J. Walters or Samuel Deduno to make the start.
Gibson has been dominant in the minors lately but Walters and Deduno have more major league experience at this time.
|Twins ready to call on Kyle Gibson?|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) The Twins have an open spot in their rotation Friday at Detroit after starting pitcher Pedro Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Rochester Monday. MLB.com reports Cole De Vries, who was optioned to the minors May 18, is not an option, leading to speculation pitching prospect Kyle Gibson is a strong candidate to be promoted from Rochester.
Gibson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his last start Sunday against Lehigh Valley. He finished with his second complete-game shutout in his last three starts and would be on regular rest to start Friday.
|Considered their top prospect as recently as 2011, Kyle Gibson is back in the picture for the Twins after missing most of the last two seasons because of Tommy John surgery. He returned to make 13 appearances, including 11 starts, last season and was effective for the most part, averaging 10.5 strikeouts and 1.9 walks per nine innings, but he's still building up his endurance and regaining the feel for his secondary pitches. He never profiled as an ace exactly, but his stuff and command are good enough to make him an attractive Fantasy option if he meets his full potential. In his first full year back from Tommy John surgery, the Twins are expected to handle him with kid gloves, limiting him to 130-140 innings. Given the dearth of starting pitching in Minnesota, Gibson could still see some time in the majors in 2012 -- and probably should, considering he's already 25 -- but as a Tommy John survivor on a strict innings limit for a bad team, he probably isn't a rookie to target in single-season formats. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/13||@ DET||4:08 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/26/13||@ DET||1:08 pm||Max Scherzer|
|5/27/13||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|5/28/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Alfredo Figaro|
|5/29/13||MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/30/13||MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|5/31/13||SEA||8:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
= probable start