♦ Minneapolis Star Tribune: Righthander Kyle Gibson, on the comeback trail following Tommy John surgery last year, pitched a scoreless inning on Tuesday for the Twins rookie team in the Gulf Coast League. In 15 pitches, he got a groundout, issued a walk then got an inning-ending double play. It was his first game action since July 22 of last year.
Gibson's fastball was measured at 91-94 miles an hour.
♦ Kyle Gibson pitches first inning since surgery (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)
Kyle Gibson, the Minnesota Twins' 2009 first-round draft pick, pitched his first competitive inning Tuesday, July 10, since having ligament replacement surgery and reported feeling well.♦ Right-hander back on track (Greenfield Reporter)
"He felt good before, during and after the outing," assistant general manager Rob Antony said in an email.
Not since Gibson, 24, began playing tee-ball had he been away from the field for such an extended period.♦ Gibson strong in first post-surgery outing (Columbia Tribune)
“Being out of the game for a year, I can’t really say it was nice, because it’s never fun to not be able to do the thing that you love, but I was still being around the guys and being around the game, and that was good,” said Gibson, who threw 15 pitches in his rehab start Tuesday in the Gulf Coast League, facing the minimum three hitters in his one inning of work. “I think being able to do the rehab here at the spring training facility and knowing a lot of the guys that I’m doing rehab with made it go by a lot faster.”
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Worth noting: Left fielder Aaron Senne continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with an RBI to raise his average to .316. He is hitting .368 (14-for-38) in his last 10 games.