Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/11/12
FORT MYERS, Fla. A short walk from Hammond Stadium, the spring training home of the Twins, is the organization's minor league fields. That's where pitching prospect Kyle Gibson can be found this March. If not for Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the 24-year-old Gibson likely would have been pitching at Hammond Stadium this spring, trying to earn a spot on Minnesota's 25-man roster. Instead, he's continuing the long rehabilitation that accompanies the ligament replacement surgery. Gibson is currently throwing from 60 feet and said he'll be throwing from 75 feet next week. He's tentatively scheduled to throw off the mound for the first time on June 7, a date circled on his calendar that seems like a lifetime away. "I'm not counting the days just yet," Gibson said Sunday. "There's a lot of work to be done and lots of throwing and a lot of strength to get back in my arm before I get up there and can actually do my thing." Gibson is also eyeing another date, Aug. 7, which is ...
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