Ricky Nolasco 47 | Pitcher

Minnesota Twins

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Sat. July 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Nolasco (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, after which he could be cleared for a rehab assignment, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports. Impact: Nolasco performed well enough in long toss earlier in the week to be cleared for a Sunday bullpen session, which should help determine his next step. It was previously thought that he may not need a rehab assignment, but the Twins will now give him one turn in the minors just to be safe. He should return to the rotation in early August.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Nolasco participated in long toss once again Thursday, putting him on track for a Sunday bullpen session, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Nolasco had been hoping to complete a bullpen session at some point this weekend, and this report confirms that the right-hander is on track to achieve this goal. He'll likely need at least one additional side session to build up his arm strength, but there's a chance he could return to the Twins' rotation without requiring a rehab stint. Sunday's progress should serve as a strong indication as to the 31-year-old's potential timetable.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: GM Terry Ryan said Nolasco (elbow) will throw his first bullpen session over the weekend, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: Nolasco has been steadily increasing his long-toss distance this week as he recovers from right elbow soreness. It's uncertain just yet how many pitches Nolasco will throw in his session, but the right-hander will probably need to throw at least one additional session after the weekend before embarking on a possible rehab assignment.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Nolasco threw from 120 feet Monday, after which manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander could return to the rotation without a rehab stint, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Expect Nolasco to throw a bullpen session by the end of the week, and a subsequent evaluation should determine the next stage in his recovery. However, an assignment could help him work out the kinks that have led to a 5.90 ERA and 1.621 WHIP in 103.2 innings this season.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Nolasco (elbow) is expected to play catch from 120 feet Monday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: If all goes well with the throwing sessions over the next few days, Nolasco could be primed for a bullpen session by the end of the week. Nolasco has been a huge disappointment this season with a 5.90 ERA and 1.62 WHIP, and he'll need to return from the disabled list in a huge way if he has any hope of justifying the first season of his four-year, $49 million contract.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Nolasco (elbow) played catch Friday for the first time since landing on the DL, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "It looks like he's OK, or near it," GM Terry Ryan said. "But we've got to stretch him out a little bit, too." Impact: Nolasco was placed on the 15-day DL on July 8 with an elbow strain. Ryan's comments make it sound like Nolasco could return from the DL in a few weeks, but it's early in his comeback.(RotoWire, )
Ricky Nolasco
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 228  Age: 31
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 12/13/1982, Corona, California
College: None
Debut: 2006
Salary: $12,000,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Right elbow strain)