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Updated: July 27th, 2011 12:40pm
Kyle Gibson to miss next Triple-A start with elbow soreness

Kyle Gibson to miss next Triple-A start with elbow soreness

by Phil Mackey
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The Minnesota Twins' injury issues have apparently trickled down to Rochester as well.

Right-hander Kyle Gibson will miss his scheduled start Wednesday due to soreness in the flexor muscle area near his right elbow, according to the Star Tribune -- the same muscle that bothered Scott Baker earlier this month.

Per the report, the soreness is not considered serious. In a text messages to the Star Tribune, Gibson said he "should be back on schedule" after missing only one start.

The former first-round pick has struggled for Rochester this season, posting a 4.81 ERA in 95 1/3 innings, and he has only pitched beyond 5 1/3 innings twice in his last 10 starts. Gibson does have 91 strikeouts to only 27 walks, but the Twins were hoping to see more progress.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Scott Baker