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.
The Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB) selected Gibson in the 36th round of the 2006 MLB Draft, but he chose not to sign.
Instead, he opted to play college baseball for the Missouri Tigers, serving as the No. 2 starter behind Aaron Crow. In 2007, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was named a league all-star.
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.
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.