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Ricky Nolasco | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ricky Nolasco surrendered five runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.
Nolasco hasn't even been any good against his old pals this year, giving up 16 runs in 16 1/3 innings in his three starts versus NL teams. He's winless since July 1 and 5-12 with a 5.47 ERA overall. Sep 22 - 11:56 PM

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Ricky Nolasco tossed eight scoreless innings, giving up just five hits, but didn't factor in the decision against the Tigers Tuesday.

It took five months, but Nolasco is finally pitching like the guy the Twins gave $49 million to this winter. Nolasco walked just one to go with his five hits allowed, striking out five in the no-decision. He's now allowed just one run over his previous 15 innings, "lowering" his ERA to 5.34, but doesn't have a win in two starts to show for it. He's got another chance to turn in a strong performance, perhaps even with a victory to go along with it, Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Sep 16 - 10:56 PM

Ricky Nolasco took his fifth straight loss Thursday despite allowing just a run over seven innings against the Indians.

The Twins have lost each of Nolasco's last seven starts, and the right-hander is now 5-11 with a 5.64 ERA in the first year of a four-year, $49 million contract. He'll face the Tigers next time out.
Sep 11 - 6:08 PM

Ricky Nolasco allowed 12 hits and eight runs over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

After going seven scoreless innings his last time out, the right-hander returned to his terrible ways Sunday. He gave up two home runs among his 12 hits allowed, giving him 19 home runs allowed through 22 starts. Nolasco moved to 5-10 with a 5.96 ERA on the year. The Angels will draw Nolasco on Friday.
Aug 31 - 5:11 PM

Ricky Nolasco threw seven scoreless innings but didn't factor in the decision Tuesday against the Royals.

It was possibly the best Nolasco has looked all season, giving up just three singles and a walk while striking out six. Alas, he was denied his sixth win when Alex Gordon hit a walk-off home run off Twins closer Glen Perkins. Starts like Tuesday's were what the Twins were hoping they were getting when they signed Nolasco to a four-year deal in the offseason, but his 5.62 ERA tells the story of his 2014 season. Perhaps he can string together a few good starts to end the year, beginning Sunday at the Orioles.
Aug 26 - 11:11 PM

Ricky Nolasco gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

Nolasco seems to be the same pitcher now that he was before going down for over a month with an elbow problem. In 20 tries this season, he's given the Twins a total of six quality starts. Maybe they could trade him for Edwin Jackson or something.
Aug 21 - 12:01 AM

Ricky Nolasco was tagged for five runs over six innings in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Royals.

Sidelined since July 6 with flexor pronator stiffness, Nolasco gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out three. He also hit a batter. The veteran right-hander was actually pretty good outside of a disaster fifth inning where five runs scored, but it's not like you can take that inning away from him. Nolasco now has a 5.99 ERA for the year and will look for better results next time out against the Indians.
Aug 16 - 1:43 AM

Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll make his return to the Twins' rotation on Friday versus the Royals. Nolasco has missed the last five and a half weeks with an elbow issue and held a 5.90 ERA over 18 outings before the ailment, so he's not a recommended option in fantasy leagues.
Aug 15 - 5:45 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will rejoin the Twins' rotation on Friday against the Royals.

That's assuming he gets through a bullpen session with no issues. Nolasco allowed three runs while striking out eight over 9 1/3 innings during a two-start rehab assignment, clearing the way for his return. He posted a 5.90 ERA over 18 outings before going down with flexor pronator stiffness, so fantasy owners should steer clear initially.
Aug 12 - 8:58 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) has a rehab start at Low-A Cedar Rapids scheduled for Tuesday.

Nolasco, on the shelf since early July due to flexor pronator stiffness, is still on track to return to the Twins rotation on August 15 against the Royals. He logged a brutal 5.90 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 103 2/3 innings before he was shut down.
Aug 2 - 6:46 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is expected to return to the Twins rotation on August 15 against the Royals.

That is provided the veteran right-hander can avoid any setbacks on his minor league rehab assignment. He has been on the shelf since early July due to flexor pronator stiffness, and owned an ineffective 5.90 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 103 2/3 innings before he was shut down.
Aug 1 - 8:07 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Cedar Rapids next week.

It's not clear which day he'll make his first rehab start, but Nolasco will need two outings before rejoining the Twins' rotation. Nolasco has been out since early July with flexor pronator stiffness but has progressed well recently.
Aug 1 - 5:35 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Nolasco has another bullpen session scheduled for Thursday and will probably throw another few after that before being cleared for a minor league rehab start. The right-hander has been out since July 7 with an elbow injury. He's on track to return in mid-August.
Jul 29 - 5:27 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is expected to throw 3-4 bullpen sessions before beginning a rehab assignment.

Nolasco will throw off a mound Sunday for the first time since being shut down with flexor pronator stiffness. He'll need 2-3 additional bullpen sessions after that before being cleared for game action, though it's not clear how many rehab starts he'll need. Nolasco should rejoin the Twins' rotation sometime in August if all goes well.
Jul 27 - 10:06 AM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Nolasco has been long-tossing this week as he works his way back from flexor pronator stiffness and is ready to test things out from the bump. There's no timetable for his return, but his situation will clarify if Sunday's 'pen session goes well.
Jul 23 - 12:55 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros