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Gibson is first Twins player to lose in arbitration in 12 years

Let's hope Gibson pitches this season like he did after the All-Star break last season.
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Kyle Gibson wanted more money via arbitration and his 2017 season wasn't enough to convince a panel that he deserved a raise. 

Gibson asked for $4.55 million but lost his arbitration case and got what the Twins offered, $4.20 million, according to the Twins. 

The 30-year-old right-handed starter went 12-10 with a 5.07 ERA in 2017. The ERA seems high but it's a borderline miracle it ended as low as it did considering it was 7.85 to begin June. 

The Twins are hoping Gibson picks up where he left off last season, posting a 3.76 ERA in 13 starts after the All-Star break. 

The last time the Twins won an arbitration case was with Kyle Lohse in 2006. Prior to Lohse it was Johan Santana in 2004, just before Santana became one of the best pitchers in the majors. 

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