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The Athletic's Levi Weaver notes that Kyle Gibson has ulcerative colitis and will not be required to participate in the truncated MLB season.
Gibson's condition is an autoimmune disorder which makes him "high risk" amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 32-year-old has not yet said whether or not he will participate this year and it's unclear when MLB will need to know by. Gibson signed a three-year, $28 million contact with the Rangers this offseason.
Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers have come to terms on a three-year, $30 million contract.
The deal is pending a physical. Gibson started 29 games last year, posting a 4.84 ERA to go along with 160 strikeouts in 160 innings. He is expected to serve as the Rangers' number three starter behind Lance Lynn and Mike Minor.
Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports Kyle Gibson and the Rangers are closing in on a contract.
The terms of the deal are not yet known. Gibson started 29 games for the Twins last year and posted a 4.84 ERA with 160 strikeouts in 160 innings. He would likely serve as the Rangers' number three starter behind Lance Lynn and Mike Minor.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson struggled in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday. He allowed three runs in just 1 2/3 innings while striking out two and walking four.
Gibson pitched a scoreless first inning but things didn't go so well in the second. The veteran right-hander has a 13-7 record, 4.88 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 153 strikeouts in 156 2/3 innings of work.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson took a loss in his return to the starting rotation on Thursday. Gibson allowed six runs (five earned) over 4 2/3 innings while striking out five and walking four. The Nationals went on to win 12-6.
Gibson missed a few starts with colitis. He now has a 13-7 record, 4.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 151 strikeouts in 154 innings of work.