Twins' Kyle Gibson to make MLB debut on Saturday

4:52 PM, Jun 23, 2013   |    comments
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Minor League prospect Kyle Gibson will make his Major League Debut with the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Gibson replaces Pedro Hernandez on the Twins roster. Hernandez was forced into an impromptu start on Sunday.

Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back that injured over the weekend running. Hernandez drove from Lexington, Ky. as a backup in case Pelfrey wasn't able to start.

Hernandez ended up making the start and earning a win. He struggled through the first three innings giving up six walks, but he managed to hold the Cleveland Indians to two runs over five innings.

Hernandez will be sent back down to Rochester, making room for Gibson to join the rotation.

Gibson is 6 feet 6 inches tall and 210 pounds. The right-hander was drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 36th round of the 2006 MLB Draft, but he chose to go to college.

The Twins drafted Gibson in the first-round of the 2009 MLB Draft with the No. 22 pick overall.

In Rochester, his record is 7-5. He has an ERA of 3.01.

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