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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
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Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings to improve to 4-1 as the Twins went on to an 8-5 victory over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Nolasco allowed 10 hits and a walk, but the Pirates were only able to score single runs in the second, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. The right-hander used eight strikeouts to wriggle out of trouble. The Twins have provided him with 25 runs of support over his last four starts, each resulting in a win. Nolasco, however, has a 6.00 ERA, a 1.83 WHIP, and a 22/10 K/BB ratio in 24 innings. He'll look for his fifth win in a row at home against the Red Sox on Monday. May 19 - 10:55 PM

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Ricky Nolasco allowed just a pair of unearned runs over 5 1/3 innings in beating the Tigers on Wednesday.

Nolasco struck out seven. Thanks to strong offensive support, he's won all three of his starts since coming off the DL, even though he's pitched a total of 15 2/3 innings in those outings. He still makes for a pretty risky play in AL-only leagues.
May 13 - 10:46 PM

Ricky Nolasco surrendered four runs in five innings during Thursday's contest against the A's.

This was Nolasco's second start since being activated from the disabled list on May 1. He had been recovering from an elbow injury. Against the A's, he allowed five hits and four runs, with one strikeout and one walk. In the second inning, Nolasco was dinged for two runs on a pair of sacrifice flies. He went on to surrender RBI hits to Billy Butler and Ike Davis in the third before settling down for the next two frames. Nolasco's now allowed seven runs in 10 innings over the two starts he's made since his stint on the disabled list. Last season, he posted a 5.38 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 115/38 K/BB in 159 innings. Until he's able to show more consistency, he's not advisable as a fantasy starter. He'll take to the road in what figures to be a tough start against the Tigers next time he toes the rubber.
May 7 - 4:19 PM

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

Nolasco will return to the rotation on Saturday against the White Sox. He will be on a strict pitch count of around 75-80 pitches in his first start back, so fantasy owners should wait and see how he performs before considering him as a streaming option.
May 1 - 11:38 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list to start Saturday against the White Sox.

Nolasco landed on the DL earlier this month with right elbow inflammation, but he felt good during a rehab start with Low-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday, which was enough for the Twins to bring him back. However, he'll be limited to around 75-80 pitches in his return. Tommy Milone will now head to the bullpen.
Apr 30 - 5:39 PM

Ricky Nolasco indicated feeling good after tossing 66 pitches over five innings in his minor league rehab start with Low-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday.

He'll need a few more outings to stretch out and build up his stamina before he's ready to rejoin the Twins rotation, but this was a nice step in the right direction for him. Trevor May is likely on the outs in the rotation once Nolasco returns.
Apr 26 - 4:50 PM

Ricky Nolasco's next minor league rehab start was pushed back to Sunday.

He had been scheduled to pitch Saturday, and the change doesn't appear to be injury related. He's expected to rejoin the Twins in mid-May.
Apr 24 - 7:13 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Wednesday.

Nolasco is all set for a rehab start with Low-A Cedar Rapids on Saturday. He'll likely throw around 75 pitches in that first rehab outing and should need a few before returning to the Twins in early May.
Apr 22 - 7:51 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said in a radio interview Sunday that Ricky Nolasco (elbow) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment.

He was given the go-ahead after getting through a bullpen session Sunday with no issues. His pitch count on Saturday at Low-A Cedar Rapids is expected to be around 75, so Nolasco seems likely to need a couple rehab starts. Trevor May is likely to be booted from the rotation when Nolasco is ready.
Apr 19 - 1:16 PM

Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to throw off a mound Sunday for the first time since landing on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort in his right elbow.

Nolasco played long toss Wednesday without issue. An MRI taken last week showed nothing more than inflammation in his elbow, so it seems feasible that the right-hander could be ready to rejoin the Twins' starting rotation before the end of April. He was shelled for six runs by the Tigers in his 2015 debut.
Apr 16 - 12:01 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) played long toss without issue Wednesday.

Nolasco is dealing with elbow inflammation that landed him on the disabled list retroactive to April 9, but it doesn't seem to be too worrisome. Nolasco may not be ready to return when his DL stint is up in a little over a week, but he should be back before too long. The Twins, who have already lost Ervin Santana to an 80-game suspension, will welcome the right-hander back with open arms.
Apr 15 - 7:55 PM

Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will play catch on Wednesday.

An MRI last Thursday revealed only inflammation, so Nolasco will be allowed to resume throwing after a week of rest. It's way too soon to know whether he'll be ready to return from the disabled list later this month, but the Twins aren't ruling it out. Trevor May will hold down a rotation spot until Nolasco is ready.
Apr 13 - 7:49 PM

Twins placed RHP Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 9, with right elbow inflammation.

Nolasco felt something after his season debut against the Tigers, but fortunately an MRI exam revealed no structural damage. Trevor May has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester and will take his place in the rotation for the time being.
Apr 11 - 11:18 AM

Ricky Nolasco has been diagnosed with right elbow inflammation.

The good news is that an MRI revealed no structural damage, and the Twins hope Nolasco will be ready to go when his 15 days are up after he's officially placed on the disabled list Saturday. That's not a given, though, as the club will just have to wait and see how long it takes for the soreness to subside. Trevor May will occupy a spot in the Twins' rotation until Nolasco is ready.
Apr 10 - 1:15 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

The results of the MRI on Nolasco's right elbow are not yet known, but the exam evidently revealed something serious enough that he'll be out for a while. The Twins should provide more on the right-hander's status later Friday. Trevor May is set to replace Nolasco in the rotation.
Apr 10 - 11:33 AM

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