Orioles sign RHP Kyle Gibson to 1-year deal

The Baltimore Orioles have signed right-hander Kyle Gibson to a one-year contract for the 2023 season, pending a physical, as first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

It has been widely reported that the Orioles were in the market for starting pitching additions, and Gibson gives them a solid veteran back-of-the-rotation arm.

Gibson, 35, enters his 10th season in the major leagues. A first round draft pick in 2009 out of the University of Missouri, Gibson spent the second half of the 2021 season and all of the 2022 season with the Philidelphia Phillies.

Gibson is coming off a season where he pitched 167.2 innings and hosted a 10-8 record in 31 games started. He carried a 5.05 ERA, giving up 176 hits and striking out 144.

Gibson was an All-Star in 2021 and has been solid with his control, holding on to 3.2 career walks per nine. He has an 89-91 record and a 4.52 ERA in 10 major league seasons with the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies.

The veteran righty is coming off a season-high 24 home runs given up, but pitching at Camden Yards will likely lower that number thanks to the beautiful new Waltimore in left field.

In six starts at Camden Yards, Gibson has gone 3-1 with a 4.13 ERA and 1.531 WHIP over 32.2 innings.

The Orioles are not finished signing pitchers, according to Passan. This is a low-risk, high-reward signing from the O’s front office, led by GM Mike Elias.

The 40-man roster will be at 38 players after Gibson signs.

UPDATE: The O’s officially signed Gibson to a one-year, $10 million deal, as announced by GM Mike Elias on Monday.

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One thought on “Orioles sign RHP Kyle Gibson to 1-year deal

  1. Love the O’s ! Have been a fan since 1954 and stuck with the team through good times and bad. Hope to see them get good enough to beat the Yankees on a regular basis.

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