Gibson to pitch in GCL on Tuesday

Gibson to pitch in GCL on Tuesday

Gibson to pitch in GCL on Tuesday
ARLINGTON -- Twins pitching prospect Kyle Gibson is scheduled to see his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in September, as he's slated to pitch one inning in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday.

Gibson, ranked as the club's No. 6 overall prospect according to MLB.com, has been throwing live batting practice sessions to prepare himself for his first game. He'll be limited to one inning or about 15-20 pitches in his first outing.

"He's ready for game competition," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said.

If all goes well and Gibson is able to continue his rehab, there's a chance he could pitch in the Arizona Fall League in October, according to Antony.

Antony added that Twins closer Matt Capps arrived in Florida on Friday and is scheduled to make rehab appearances with Class A Fort Myers on Monday and Wednesday. The Twins are still hopeful he'll be able to rejoin the Twins on Friday after the All-Star break.