With the Twins facing a Monday deadline to sign first-round draft pick Kyle Gibson, the pitcher's adviser, Randy Rowley, doesn't sound optimistic.
"We were hoping we'd be much further along by now," Rowley said Thursday. "There doesn't seem to be a sincere attempt to get it done."
Gibson, 21, has registered for classes at the University of Missouri and will pick up his books today, Rowley said.
"His first, second and third choice is to sign with Minnesota," Rowley said. "All we're looking for is fair value."
Friday, August 14, 2009
MLB Draft Signing Deadline: Monday, August 17
■ Deadline approaches with deadline between Twins, first rounder (Minneapolis Star Tribune)