(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, but as he boarded a flight for Flor...