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Ricky Nolasco | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will resume playing catch on Monday.
It's nice to hear, although Twins general manager Terry Ryan admitted a few days ago that it's unlikely Nolasco will make it back this season. He had surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle. Aug 19 - 4:01 PM

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Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday that Ricky Nolasco's (ankle) chances of returning this season are a "long shot and getting longer by the day."

Nolasco had surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle and it was always a good bet that the procedure would end his season. The right-hander isn't throwing yet and will likely be officially ruled out for the rest of 2015 before long.
Aug 16 - 1:49 PM

Chris Cotillo of reports that the Padres and Twins are talking and one rumor has San Diego taking on Ricky Nolasco's contract as part of a deal.

It's interesting given that it's been reported elsewhere that the Padres are looking to cut some payroll. However, if they get the prospect(s) they want, perhaps taking on Nolasco's deal could be agreeable. The Twins have been looking for relief help, so Joaquin Benoit or possibly Craig Kimbrel could be fits.
Jul 31 - 11:35 AM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan admitted Friday that it's too early to know if Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will be able to return this season.

He underwent surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle and will remain in a walking boot for another several weeks. Before landing on the disabled list, the right-hander posted a 5.51 ERA over his seven starts.
Jul 18 - 2:48 PM

Twins transferred RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Fryer. Nolasco's season could be over after he had surgery on his right ankle on Monday.
Jul 7 - 11:28 PM

Ricky Nolasco will undergo surgery on his right ankle on Monday.

Nolasco first hurt his ankle back in late May and attempts to rehab it proved unsuccessful. There's no timetable for his return, but you'd have to think there's a good chance his season is over. If that's the case, Nolasco will have posted a 5.40 ERA over just 34 starts in his first two seasons with the Twins after signing a four-year, $49 million contract.
Jul 6 - 8:02 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Dr. Robert Anderson "was a little more concerned" about Ricky Nolasco (ankle) after a visit Thursday.

Nolasco is dealing with a bone fragment in his right ankle and has been unable to throw off a mound without pain. There's been no decision made yet as far as surgery goes, but it may be a foregone conclusion. It's unclear how long Nolasco would be sidelined if he does go under the knife.
Jul 3 - 10:25 AM

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will visit foot/ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Thursday.

Nolasco had yet another setback with his right ankle last Friday when he had to cut a bullpen session short. The Twins had been optimistic that he could avoid surgery, but that might not be the case anymore. More should be known about his status later this week.
Jun 29 - 4:36 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Ricky Nolasco's (ankle) bullpen session "did not go well".

By all accounts, Nolasco's recovery from his ankle injury has hit a wall. The Twins were optimistic he would be able to avoid surgery and make a relatively quick return to the rotation, but this doesn't sound encouraging.
Jun 26 - 6:56 PM

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) was fitted for orthotics on Friday and is scheduled to resume throwing off of a mound next Wednesday.

The Twins remain optimistic that Nolasco will be able to work through the injury and avoid surgery on the impingement in his ankle. There remains no clear timetable for a potential return to the Twins rotation.
Jun 19 - 8:33 PM

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will be sent to visit a specialist.

Nolasco had a setback on Sunday when he had to cut short his throwing session due to renewed ankle soreness. The Twins are optimistic at this point that he won't need surgery on his right ankle, but more won't be known until he's looked at. The veteran righty is dealing with an impingement in the ankle.
Jun 15 - 6:12 PM

Rickey Nolasco suffered a setback on Sunday when he had to cut short his throwing session due to renewed ankle soreness.

Prior to Sunday, he had been progressing nicely in his recovery from an injured ankle with an eye on making a minor league rehab start soon. They'll wait to see how he feels on Monday before determining the next step and course of action.
Jun 14 - 10:12 PM

Ricky Nolasco threw 20 light pitches off the mound on Thursday and is scheduled for a heavier throw session on Sunday.

This was all expected and things appear to be moving along well. The next step after these throwing sessions would be a possible rehab stint. For the time being, Tommy Milone is pitching in Nolasco's rotational place.
Jun 12 - 5:40 PM

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will throw a light bullpen session Thursday to test out his injured ankle.

He'll put a little more effort into a bullpen session on Sunday. Nolasco has been playing catch in recent days as he tries to return from a right ankle impingement. A rehab stint could follow the Sunday session.
Jun 10 - 7:36 PM

Ricky Nolasco received a cortisone shot in his injured ankle on Saturday.

He will rest for a few days before he resumes playing catch. In the meantime, Tommy Milone will continue to occupy his spot in the Twins rotation.
Jun 6 - 1:52 PM

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