Ricky Nolasco 47 | Pitcher

Minnesota Twins

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Mon. July 21, 2014 Subscribe 
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, )
Tue. July 8, 2014
News: Nolasco (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow strain Tuesday, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports reports. Impact: The timetable for Nolasco's return to the Twins will ultimately be determined after his MRI on Tuesday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 8, 2014
News: Nolasco, who was placed on the DL on Tuesday with an elbow strain, does not need Tommy John surgery, but he is without a timetable to return, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports. Impact: He is dealing with soreness in his flexor pronator on the other side of his elbow. A throwing program has been decided yet.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 8, 2014
News: The Minnesota Twins have placed struggling right-hander Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. The Twins announced the move on Tuesday, one day after Nolasco left the team in Seattle to return to Minnesota for an examination. Impact: The Twins signed Nolasco in the offseason to a four-year, $49 million deal to bolster one of the league's worst starting rotations. But he is 5-7 with a 5.90 ERA in 18 starts this season. Nolasco told the Twins on Monday that he has been pitching through discomfort in his elbow all season.(STATS, 4:05pm)
Mon. July 7, 2014
News: Nolasco is being sent back to Minnesota because of a sore right elbow. Nolasco is scheduled to have his elbow examined on Tuesday and undergo an MRI. Impact: Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Nolasco (5-7) met with manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday before the series opener against the Seattle Mariners and told him he had felt pain all season. Antony said Nolasco believed he could pitch through the soreness, but he couldn't get loose on Sunday and then allowed six runs in two innings against the New York Yankees.(STATS, 9:20pm)
Mon. July 7, 2014
News: Nolasco is dealing with a sore elbow and will have an MRI Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: He lasted just two innings Sunday, surrendering six runs to the Yankees, and perhaps his ailing elbow was responsible for his struggles. We won't know how much of a concern this is until after the results of the MRI are known, but Nolasco has been so ineffective this season (5.90 ERA in 103.2 innings) that the overall fantasy pitching stock would be improved if he needed to be replaced in the rotation.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 2, 2014
News: Nolasco earned his first win in five starts with Tuesday's 10-2 rout of Kansas City. Impact: Nolasco (5-6, 5.49 ERA) gave up one run in six innings. He allowed six runs and matched a season high with 11 hits in six innings in a 6-4 loss at the Los Angeles Angels on June 26. Minnesota signed Nolasco to a $49 million, four-year contract in the offseason, hoping he would help a rotation that had a major league-worst 5.26 ERA last year. Nolasco has struggled, however, posting a 5.49 ERA. He pitched more than six innings just once in his past 11 starts.(STATS, 2:53pm)
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)