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Twins promote top pitching prospect Kyle Gibson to majors

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Kyle Gibson, pitching in the spring for the Twins.
Kyle Gibson, pitching in the spring for the Twins. (USATSI)

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After Sunday's win over the Indians, the Twins made a roster move. And it's a big one.

Left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Rochester while starting pitcher Kyle Gibson was recalled from there. Gibson is scheduled to make his major-league debut on Saturday against the Royals at Target Field.

Gibson, 25, was taken in the first round in the 2009 draft out of the University of Missouri.

The 6-foot-6 right-hander is 7-5 with a 3.01 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 79 strikeouts in 92 2/3 innings in Triple-A this season. He entered the year ranked as the 68th-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.

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