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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Kyle Gibson has finally joined the Minnesota Twins, a long-awaited promotion the team is counting on being permanent for the former first-round draft pick.
Gibson was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday. Set to wear No. 44, Gibson has been slated to start for the Twins on Saturday at Target Field against the Kansas City Royals. With the scars from a major surgery still fresh, Gibson has been treated carefully. Now their use of the 25-year-old will be one of the most-scrutinized story lines for the rest of the season.
''He's done a good job down there,'' Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony told reporters in Cleveland after Gibson got the call. ''Basically, we were just looking for an opening and an opportunity when it presented itself.''
The Twins were off Monday, with a two-game series in Miami against the Marlins set to start on Tuesday.
Gibson was unavailable for comment,...
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Perhaps Kyle Gibson has been so highly touted iwthin the Twins system because the team has been so bereft of minor league talent, or if Gibson really is the real deal. As someone who as had major elbow surgery within the past couple of years, Gibson likely isn’t quite at his full potential, but may prospect watchers still say he could become a 2 or 3 starter some day. For the...
Rumors abound that the Minnesota Twins may be charting out a course for Kyle Gibson to join the Major League team's rotation. He's probably one of the five best starters in the Twins organization, but how much of an impact will he actually have upon arrival? Whether you're a Twins fan, a fantasy player, or both, what can we expect from Kyle Gibson?Photo by Kris J. MuranteTwins...
If there's been a weakness for Twins left-hander Scott Diamond this season, it's been the later innings. Diamond has started games strong, only to fade as the games go on.
That story played itself out again Wednesday, as Diamond allowed three runs in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Marlins in Miami. The left-hander had cruised through four scoreless innings...
The Minnesota Twins' bullpen has been one of the best in baseball all season. They entered Tuesday's game with the second-best ERA in the majors.
In Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins, however, the bullpen faltered.
After starter Kevin Correia allowed just two runs in six innings, Minnesota's relievers allowed runs in both the seventh and eighth innings as...
The Minnesota Twins have placed right-handed starting
pitcher Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back,
according to Mark Emery of MLB.com. To replace him in the rotation, the team
called up left-hander Pedro Hernandez who started for the team yesterday.
Pelfrey began to experience stiffness in his back after
running on Saturday. When he woke up yesterday...
Before a game at Target Field last week, a member of the Minnesota Twins' front office was asked whether he believed his team would be buyers or sellers when the July 31 trade deadline rolled around.
"Don't know yet," said Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.
By this time last year -- and in 2011 -- it was clear that the Twins would be sellers...
Minnesota Twins Ryan Doumit crosses home on a double but misses home plate. He has to double back quickly to score just under the tag.
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Pedro Hernandez had to hop in a car and drive with his family overnight from Louisville, nearly 350 miles to Cleveland, to join the Minnesota Twins for Sunday's game against the Indians.
The trip was worth it for the left-hander.
Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Rochester prior to Minnesota's game Sunday against Cleveland. He also got the start in place of right-hander...
Emergency starter Pedro Hernandez allowed two runs in five innings, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Rochester when scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey was scratched because of a strained back and placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham each drove...
Pedro Hernandez will have been with the Minnesota Twins just long enough to earn a victory. Making an emergency start after scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey was scratched because of a strained back, Hernandez allowed two runs in five innings, and the Twins avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
''This is crazy for me,'' he said...
I had an unusual comment on my Justin Morneau post from the weekend. It was unusual, because it expressed an opinion that didn’t quite align with mine, but refrained from profanity and insults to my person. In fact, all it really did was open up an opportunity for dialogue via an avenue I hadn’t thought to pursue before. So congratulations, commentor Shane, for disagreeing with...
Cleveland, OH — On short notice, Minnesota starter Pedro Hernandez allowed just two runs over five innings as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-3, to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday.
Hernandez (3-1, 5.54) was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill in for scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back.
Player of the Game: Josh Willingham (2-for-5 with 2 RBI)
The Tribe would have a chance to sweep Minnesota out of town on Sunday, but the Twins had other ideas defeating Cleveland, 5-3. Rookie left-handerPedro Hernandez kept hitters guessing for most of the ballgame as the Indians would tag him for just two runs on three hits through five innings.
Carlos Carrasco ...