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Kyle Gibson optioned to Triple-A

Updated: March 14, 2013, 2:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson will begin his comeback season from Tommy John surgery in the minors.

The Twins optioned Gibson to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

The former first-round draft pick was considered among the favorites to make the Twins rotation to start the season. But he struggled with his command in four spring training outings. Gibson gave up eight runs in eight innings over those four appearances. He threw three wild pitches in one inning against ...

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