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Updated: July 22nd, 2014 11:49pm
Anthony Swarzak will start Wednesday in place of Kyle Gibson

Anthony Swarzak will start Wednesday in place of Kyle Gibson

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Long reliever Anthony Swarzak on Tuesday will make his first start since 2012. He'll replace Kyle Gibson, who has a stiff lower back, according to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.

For now, there's no concern Gibson will need time on the disabled list, Gardenhire said, but he's stiff enough that he will not make Wednesday's start.

Swarzak has a 25:16 strikeout-to-walk in 47 2/3 innings out of the bullpen this season. He has a 4.34 ERA and a 3.37 FIP. 

He last pitched Friday, in the Twins' first game back from the All-Star break.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
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