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."
Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com 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.
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.
Twins transferred RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Ricky Nolasco will undergo surgery on his right ankle on Monday.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Dr. Robert Anderson "was a little more concerned" about Ricky Nolasco (ankle) after a visit Thursday.
Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will visit foot/ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Thursday.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Ricky Nolasco's (ankle) bullpen session "did not go well".
Ricky Nolasco (ankle) was fitted for orthotics on Friday and is scheduled to resume throwing off of a mound next Wednesday.
Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will be sent to visit a specialist.
Rickey Nolasco suffered a setback on Sunday when he had to cut short his throwing session due to renewed ankle soreness.
Ricky Nolasco threw 20 light pitches off the mound on Thursday and is scheduled for a heavier throw session on Sunday.
Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will throw a light bullpen session Thursday to test out his injured ankle.
Ricky Nolasco received a cortisone shot in his injured ankle on Saturday.