Samuel Deduno, not Kyle Gibson, will get start for Twins on Friday
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Kyle Gibson won't make his major-league debut this week.
Deduno, 29, started 15 games for the Twins last season, finishing 6-5 with a 4.44 earned-run average, 57 strikeouts and 53 walks in 79 innings.
In March, he starred for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, only to suffer a groin injury that sidelined him for the rest of spring training.
Deduno has no decisions in three starts this season at Rochester, with a 2.70 ERA, 17 strikeouts and 10 walks in 16 2/3 innings.
He gets the nod over Gibson, the 25-year-old former first-round draft pick who has two shutouts in his past three starts for the Red Wings.
The Twins will have to make a roster move to add Deduno to the 40-man roster before Friday. They probably will choose to move outfielder Darin Mastroianni to the 60-day disabled list.