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Ricky Nolasco | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Ricky Nolasco intends to win a spot in the Twins' starting rotation.
Nolasco missed almost four months last year after undergoing ankle surgery and was used out of the bullpen when he returned in late September. Obviously Nolasco wants to prove he belongs in the starting rotation. The Twins probably want that as well after committing $49 million to Nolasco in 2013. The right-hander posted an ugly 6.75 ERA in nine outings last season. Jan 30 - 4:53 PM

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LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins aren't trading Ricky Nolasco.

Neal hears that the Twins don't want to sell low, but his market is also likely pretty limited. The veteran right-hander was limited to just 37 1/3 innings this past season and is owed $25 million over the next two seasons. At the very least, the Twins aren't willing to cover a big chunk of his remaining salary in order to get a deal done.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 03:14:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that Ricky Nolasco is "emerging as a potential trade candidate" and the Padres are "one potential suitor."

Nolasco holds a 5.64 ERA over his first 196 1/3 innings with the Twins and was limited to just 37 1/3 frames in 2015 due to injury. The Twins will surely have to pick up a significant chunk of the $25 million he's still owed in order to move him. The Padres are already looking to get out from under James Shields' contract and would likely have to deal him before acquiring Nolasco.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 11:33:00 PM

Making his first start since May 31, Ricky Nolasco surrendered five runs on four hits over 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Since late May, Nolasco had been sitting on the disabled list due to an ankle injury, but he returned to the Twin pen earlier in the week and started against the Royals on Sunday. The southpaw struck out two and walked three during his limited time on the mound. There's not a ton to analyze here, given how much time Nolasco missed. For what it's worth, he finished the season with a 6.75 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 34 2/3 innings (eight starts).
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco will start Sunday's season finale against the Royals.

The Twins were eliminated from the playoff race after Saturday's 5-1 loss. Nolasco pitched two innings Wednesday in his return from the disabled list. Sunday will mark his first start since May 31. Even the most desperate fantasy owners will want to stay away. The left-hander has posted an ugly 5.97 ERA in eight outings this year.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 60-day disabled list.

Nolasco has made a nice recovery from ankle surgery, as it was originally expected that he'd be out for the season. He won't have time to be built back up to start but will try to help the Twins as a reliever down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

Once assumed out for the season following surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle, Nolasco threw nearly 50 pitches in instructional ball on Monday. He won't start but could see time as a reliever over the final week of the season.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 09:09:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) threw a 37-pitch bullpen session Wednesday without issue.

The next step for the rehabbing right-hander will be a 45-pitch simulated game on Friday. Nolasco needed surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle. He's doubtful to make another start for the Twins this season.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco (ankle) could be available for the Twins should they make it to postseason play.

Nolasco had surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle, but he resumed throwing a couple weeks ago and with have a bullpen session Monday. Even if he's healthy enough come October, the Twins might not end up carrying him on their potential postseason roster. However, the good news is that it looks like he'll have a normal offseason.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 09:53:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 04:01:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 01:49:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:35:00 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.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 02:48:00 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.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 11:28:00 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.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 08:02:00 PM