RHP Kyle Gibson missed his scheduled start for Rochester on Wednesday night due to soreness in the flexor muscle near his right elbow. Gibson and the Twins downplayed the soreness, but Gibson's poor performance as of late, coupled with the elbow issue, is cause for concern.■ Ex-Giant Butler rising as manager in Giants organization (Sacramento Bee)
Meanwhile, Brett Butler has the Aces atop the Pacific Coast League's Pacific North Division.
The Aces feature a deep outfield. Leadoff hitter Evan Frey is the most like Butler with a 5-11, 175-pound frame. The left fielder is hitting .288 with 14 stolen bases.
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"He'll give me tips, like things that he did (when he played)," Frey said of Butler. "He always says, 'If it helps you, great. If not, it's just a suggestion.' He helps me and Collin with bunting or getting a good jump and stealing bases."