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Top Twins pitching prospect Gibson to have elbow surgery

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Top Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Kyle Gibson will have reconstructive elbow surgery next week, putting him out for the 2012 season.

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Gibson and the Twins decided the best treatment for the injury is Tommy John surgery.

The right-hander was the team's first draft pick in 2009. He went 3-8 with a 4.81 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Rochester this season.

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