Tyler Gibson Begins Rehab Assignment

After a stronger start to the 2014 campaign, Tyler Gibson's season got sidelined due to a broken hand. Find out how he's recovering.

After battling the Mendoza Line in his previous three seasons, outfielder Tyler Gibson is in the middle of arguably his finest season of pro-ball. The 21-year-old is batting .272 with a .722 OPS for Detroit's Class-A affiliate. Gibson's walks are up and strikeouts are down. Everything seems to be clicking at the plate. All the hard work is finally paying off.

Unfortunately for Gibson, a broken hand back on May 26th put a brief halt on his development. Healthy, and now back in Lakeland on a rehab assignment, Gibson admitted that he's still knocking off the rust from the lengthy layoff, "[I'm] definitely trying to get my timing back, that's for sure."

After two hitless games earlier this week Gibson took a step forward today though going 2-for-2 with a walk. While no concrete timetable has been placed on Gibson's return to West Michigan, his hand has healed and his return appears to be on the horizon.

Tyler Gibson legs out a bunt single in the 3rd inning of Thursday's GCL game:

James Chipman is the Senior Lakeland Correspondent for TigsTown. Be sure to follow him on twitter @J__Chipman.

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