Kyle Benjamin Gibson (born October 23, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers.
A free agent after the 2019 season, Gibson signed a three-year, $28 million contract with the Texas Rangers on December 6, 2019. Because of his ulcerative colitis diagnosis, Gibson was considered “high risk” for COVID-19 and was given the option to opt out of the 2020 MLB season while receiving a full pro-rated salary. After discussion with his wife and gastroenterologist, he decided to play the season and limit his non-baseball outings.
On July 30, 2021, Gibson was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Ian Kennedy, Hans Crouse, and cash considerations in exchange for Spencer Howard, Kevin Gowdy, and Josh Gessner.
He recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in his Phillies debut on August 1, fanning Michael Pérez of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning of a 15–4 Phillies rout.
On November 27, 2010, he married his lovely bride, Elizabeth Gibson. Kyle met his wife in Missouri on the first of October of his freshman year.
Kyle and his beautiful wife, Elizabeth have 3 adorable kids, Hayden, was born in 2012. During the birth of their daughter, the couple experienced trauma. Kyle added that the most difficult part was having to tell his wife that their daughter was on the verge of death, and Rossilyn was born on 9 May 2019.