MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One of the more anticipated Minnesota Twins debuts among starting pitchers will take place this weekend, team officials announced Sunday.

Shortly after the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Sunday, it was announced that Pedro Hernandez, starting in spot duty, would be sent back down to Class AAA Rochester. The Twins will call up pitching prospect Kyle Gibson.

The move comes after the Twins had to but Mike Pelfrey on the disabled list with a back strain.

Gibson will join the team in Miami, Fla., on Tuesday as the Twins take on the Marlins. Gibson is slated to be the starting pitcher when the Twins face the Royals on Saturday at Target Field.

He’s spent the entire season so far pitching for the Rochester Red Wings and is 7-5 on the season with a 3.01 ERA with 79 strikeouts and two complete games. Gibson has won his past three starts with an ERA of about 2.08.


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