Kyle Gibson Scratched From Wednesday’s Start, Swarzak To Start


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Are you getting worried about the Minnesota Twins starting rotation? It might be time to be worried about it before you totally check out for Minnesota Vikings training camp earlier this week.

Kyle Gibson was scheduled to take the mound for Wednesday afternoon’s series finale, but it was announced that he will be scratched due to back stiffness. It was announced that Anthony Swarzak will be the starter instead.

Swarzak has starting experience. Swarzak broke into the majors in 2009 with all of his appearances in the big leagues that year being starts. The righty has 28 starts in his career, but has been full-time out of the bullpen for the last two seasons with his last starting coming in 2012.

This season Swarzak has appeared in 30 games pitching 47.2 innings with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.364 WHIP.

Gibson’s injury and missed start just adds to the list of Twins starters who have missed starts with Ricky Nolasco currently being on the DL and Mike Pelfrey missing most of the season due to injury as well.