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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||11.00||14.00||0.00||4.52||1.36||144.00||47.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 19.1||1||0|| 2.33||0||5||16|
|vs LHB|| 77.0||0||0|| 5.38||0||27||47|
|vs RHB|| 82.0||0||0|| 5.38||0||11||68|
|12/24/2014||Ricky Nolasco, SP MIN|
Jeremy Guthrie, SP KC
|Brian McCann, C NYY|
|12/17/2014||Derek Holland, SP TEX||Ricky Nolasco, SP MIN|
Jed Lowrie, SS HOU
|12/15/2014||Ricky Nolasco, SP MIN|
Yan Gomes, C CLE
|Richie Shaffer, 3B TB|
Christian Walker, 1B BAL
Ethan Martin, RP PHI
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
Lewis Brinson, CF TEX
Heath Hembree, RP BOS
|Last 10 Games|
Twins SP Ricky Nolasco likes how he is throwing at start of camp
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/25/15) Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes came away impressed after watching fellow starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco throw a bullpen session Monday. Hughes was particularly impressed with the movement Nolasco got on his sinker, per the Pioneer Press.
"He was throwing some two-seamers that were just falling off," Hughes said. "It was one of the best sinkers I've seen. That was encouraging to see. I think he's really going to have a bounce-back year. If he gets back on track, and obviously having Ervin (Santana), we'll be in good shape."
Nolasco, who has been throwing bullpens for weeks, said he already feels a difference in his elbow following an injury-marred first half in 2014.
"It's been good these last couple weeks, just kind of toning things up a little bit, being able to let things go a tad bit more (with) a little more extension," Nolasco said. "I think that will help to know I'm not re-straining anything.
"I feel a lot better. I could get all the way out there and not have to think twice about it. It's a good feeling for now."
New Twins manager Molitor looking for improvement from Nolasco
|(11/4/14) Wanting to move past a disastrous 2014 season for Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco manager Paul Molitor still sees value in Nolasco.
"He can do some things out there," Molitor said, per FSN North. "We’re looking forward to him having a second shot.”
The Twins signed Nolasco after a solid 2013 season, when he produced a 13-11 record with a 3.70 ERA. During his first season with the Twins, Nolasco went 6-12 with a 5.38 ERA.
Ricky Nolasco picks up win No. 6 in final start
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco bounced back with a quality start for the win in his final start of the season Saturday night against the Tigers. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings of a 12-3 victory.
The right-hander ended his season 6-12 with a 5.38 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP and 115-38 K:BB ratio over 27 starts (159 innings).
Ricky Nolasco gets roughed up by Twins
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco took another step back Monday night at home against the Diamondbacks, dropping to 5-12 on the year. He was shelled for five runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over 4 2/3 innings of a 6-2 defeat.
Nolasco owns a 5.47 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 26 starts (153 innings). He will make his final start of the season Saturday at Detroit.
Ricky Nolasco delivers eight scoreless innings Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing just five hits and one walk in eight scoreless innings while striking out five in his team's 4-3 win over the Tigers.
Nolasco came through with his best start of the season Tuesday, but closer Glen Perkins surrendered a three-run bomb in the ninth to deny him the win. Nolasco has actually held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but he still owns a 5.34 ERA and 104:35 K:BB ratio in 148 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Diamondbacks Monday.
|2014 summary: Ricky Nolasco cashed in on a successful 2013 season, signing a four-year, $49 million deal with the Twins, but his tenure in Minnesota got off to a difficult start. Nolasco went 6-12 with a 5.38 ERA over 27 starts. He was especially ineffective in the first half, during which he registered a 5.90 ERA with 16 home runs allowed over 103 2/3 innings. In early July, Nolasco went on the disabled list for just over a month with an elbow strain, and when he returned, he was better. Nolasco saved his best work for September, when he posted a 2.93 ERA.|
Playing time status: Despite last season's difficulties, Nolasco will assume a spot in the Twins' rotation going into this season.
2015 outlook: Nolasco's first season in the American League was the worst of his nine-year career, but even at his best, Nolasco was no more than a streaming option in standard mixed leagues. It remains to be seen if he can get back to that level, so Nolasco is best reserved for your AL-only leagues.
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