Gibaut was optioned to Texas' alternate camp site Wednesday.
This move comes after Gibaut was charged with three earned runs while recording just one out in Tuesday's loss to the A's. The right-hander now owns a 6.57 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 14:9 K:BB across 12.1 innings this season. Nick Goody was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Gibaut dropped his appeal and will begin serving a two-game suspension Wednesday in San Diego.
The 26-year-old was originally handed a three-game ban for throwing behind Manny Machado on Monday, but it was reduced to two games with him dropping the appeal. Gibaut will be able to rejoin the Rangers for Friday's series opener against the Mariners, while the team plays a man down for the next two days.
Gibaut was hit with a three-game suspension Tuesday for throwing behind Manny Machado in Monday's game against the Padres, but he'll remain active for now as he's appealing the ban, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Gibaut was apparently mad at Fernando Tatis for homering on a 3-0 count with the Padres already holding a big lead but chose to express his frustration in a manner deemed unacceptable by the league. The three-game ban was already two games shorter than Joe Kelly's eventual suspension for throwing near Astros hitters earlier in the year, so it's difficult to see a case for reduction. Rangers manager Chris Woodward was also suspended one game but did not appeal, choosing to serve his suspension Tuesday.
Gibaut (0-1) allowed two runs on two hits and struck out three over one inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Athletics.
Gibaut struck out Stephen Piscotty to start the seventh inning, but allowed Tony Kemp to reach on a single. Austin Allen's two-run blast a batter later put the Athletics ahead for good. Gibaut has allowed six runs in six appearances this season. The 26-year-old is likely to remain in a middle-relief role.
Gibaut will be included on the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
The 26-year-old re-signed with Texas on a minor-league deal in December, and he was able to earn a roster spot with a strong performance at summer camp. Gibaut appeared in 10 major-league games last season and had a 5.65 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 16:10 K:BB over 14.1 innings.
Gibaut struck out two and retired all four batters faced on 10 pitches Wednesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has been impressive during summer camp, having allowed one hit while striking out eight over four scoreless innings. With a spate of injuries in the bullpen, the Rangers will likely add Gibaut to the active roster when the season starts.
Gibaut was named to the Rangers' 60-man player pool Sunday.
Gibaut, who is not on the 40-man roster, was acquired by the Rangers in 2019 and appeared in nine games for Texas. Along with the one game he appeared in for the Rays, the 26-year-old right-hander finished with a 5.65 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 16:10 K:BB ratio over 14.1 major-league innings. Gibaut has a history of high strikeout rates but also has command issues (7.5 BB/9 in 2019).
Gibaut signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday as a non-roster invitee.
Gibaut was non-tendered by the Rangers in early December after he was unable to reach an agreement with the team, but he will return as a non-roster invitee to spring training in 2020. The right-hander recorded a 5.65 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP over 14.1 innings in the majors last season.
Gibaut was non-tendered by the Rangers on Monday.
Gibaut will test the open market after failing to come to terms with the Rangers prior to Monday's deadline. He posted a 5.65 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 16 strikeouts over 14.1 frames in the big leagues a season ago.
The Rangers recalled Gibaut from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Mariners. He tossed 1.2 innings in relief, giving up a run on two walks and one hit while striking out a batter.
Texas added four pitchers to the roster ahead of Sunday's bullpen game, with all receiving work in their returns to big club. Though Gibaut wasn't especially impressive against Seattle and has just six appearances on his big-league ledger, the gaudy strikeout rates he's posted in the high minors and in his small sample in the majors makes him one of the more intriguing arms in the beleaguered Texas bullpen.
Gibaut was optioned to Triple-A Nashville after Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Gibaut fired two scoreless innings and fanned two during Game 1, but he'll be sent back to Triple-A in order for the Rangers to add a fresh arm to the bullpen.
Gibaut fired two scoreless innings in Saturday's 12-7 loss to the Twins. He allowed two hits and struck out three.
Gibaut was acquired by the Rangers from the Rays at the trade deadline and made his debut for Texas. He was the lone Ranger pitcher among the five the pitched in the game to come away unscathed. With Texas' struggling rotation, Gibaut could see plenty of multi-inning work out of the bullpen.
Gibault was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Friday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Gibaut was acquired by the Rangers from the Rays ahead of the trade deadline and only had to wait a couple weeks before making his way to the majors. The 25-year-old has been limited to 16.2 minor-league innings this season, but in 2018 he posted a 2.09 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 75:21 K:BB at Triple-A.
The Rangers acquired Gibaut from the Rays on Sunday in exchange for a player to be named later, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays elected to designate the hard-throwing righty reliever for assignment earlier in the week when the team needed to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Matt Duffy, who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Though Gibaut has only one big-league appearance to his name, the Rangers were likely intrigued by the massive strikeout rates he's posted in the minors the past few seasons. Gibaut has been limited to just 10.1 innings at Triple-A Durham this season due to injury, but he turned in a 33.8 K% over 48 appearances for the affiliate in 2018. He'll likely report to Triple-A Nashville for his new organization but could get a call to the big leagues in the near future.
Gibaut was designated for assignment by the Rays on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Gibaut loses out on his 40-man roster spot with Matt Duffy (hamstring) activated from the 60-day injured list. His 32.7 percent strikeout rate in 10.1 frames for Triple-A Durham could generate some interest on the waiver wire, but it's come with a 20.4 percent walk rate.
Gibaut was sent back to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It was a brief appearance for Gibaut, who was called up just days before the All-Star break. In just two innings of work against the Orioles on Friday, the 25-year-old gave up two earned runs on one hit with two strikeouts and two walks. He will now be sent back down to Triple-A, where he has logged a 1.93 ERA with 16 strikeouts over just 9.1 innings. The Rays activated first baseman Ji-Man Choi (left ankle) from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Gibaut was recalled by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Gibaut will be replacing Brendan McKay, who won't be needed again before the All-Star break. Gibaut could be up for more than just a few days if he can come anywhere close to replicating his minor-league numbers. He owns a 2.22 ERA in his five-year professional career, striking out 30.5 percent of opposing hitters. That strikeout rate is sitting at an incredible 40.0 percent in 9.1 innings for Triple-A Durham this season.
Gibaut allowed two runs on two hits and a hit batsman in one inning against Pawtucket on Thursday. He struck out three batters.
The earned runs were the first Gibaut has given up through six total appearances this season -- Palm Beach hung a six-spot on the righty while he was rehabbing a lat injury with High-A Charlotte, but none of those were earned. His first three appearances back with Triple-A Durham were spotless outside of one walk issued. Gibaut is on the Rays' 40-man roster and could get his first major-league callup later this season when the team needs a fresh bullpen arm or two.
Gibaut (lat) will open the year on the 7-day IL with Triple-A Durham, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Gibaut is perhaps the best reliever on a loaded Durham pitching staff, but a mild lat strain that he suffered in February is still bothering him. When he gets healthy, it may not be long before he joins the big-league bullpen. Long term, he profiles as a high-end setup man.
The Rays optioned Gibaut (lat) to their minor-league camp Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Gibaut's slim chance of cracking the Rays' Opening Day bullpen effectively ended when he was diagnosed with a mild lat strain early in camp. The right-hander has yet to resume throwing and could open the 2019 campaign on Triple-A Durham's injured list.
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|2016||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||47.1||27||0||0||1||2||3||45||19||45||2.87||1.359|
|2016||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||9.2||7||0||0||1||0||1||18||1||6||0.98||0.761|
|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||8.1||5||0||0||1||0||2||14||1||5||2.22||0.741|
|2019||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||2.0||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||1||5||0.00||3.000|