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47 Ricky Nolasco SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/235 | Birthdate: 12/13/1982 | Birthplace: Corona, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $11,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 5/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Twins SP Ricky Nolasco to get another opinion on ankle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) A bullpen session that Paul Molitor admitted did not go well has Twins shelved pitcher Ricky Nolasco set to get another opinion on his ailing ankle, the manager has reported to MLB.com.

The ankle will be examined by specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who has operated upon many NFL players dealing midfoot or Lisfranc injuries.

If Nolasco requires surgery, he would need as much as five or six months to recover. If not, he could still miss another 5-6 weeks.


Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (ankle) threw bullpen session Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco threw a bullpen session at Target Field on Friday. Nolasco was wearing his orthotic inserts, which he has been using in his recovery from an ankle impingement.

However, manager Paul Molitor said the session "did not go well", according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Nolasco has been on the disabled list since early June, and there is currently no timetable for his return to the rotation. 


Twins push back bullpen session for Ricky Nolasco


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco had his bullpen session Wednesday pushed back because he needed extra time after receiving his orthotics on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. 

Nolasco, on the 15-day disabled list since June 4 with a right ankle impingement, threw on flat ground Tuesday without any issues. He is now slated to throw off a mound Thursday or Friday.


Twins SP Ricky Nolasco won't need ankle surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco will not need ankle surgery, general manager Terry Ryan said Thursday, per MLB.com.

"He's getting fitted for orthotics, and we hope that'll help the cause," Ryan said. "But it's not a surgical deal. But we'll see how he responds to the orthotics and go from there."

Nolasco, who had to cut his bullpen session short Sunday, will resume throwing once he gets his orthotics, according to Ryan. The Twins don't have a timetable for his return.

"He'll do long toss first, but he doesn't have any problems with long toss," Ryan said. "He just needs to build up his arm."


Twins SP Ricky Nolasco experiences setback with ankle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco will see a specialist for his ailing ankle, but the Twins don't believe it will require surgery, per the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

Nolasco, who has been sidelined since the beginning of June, felt pain in the ankle Sunday and had to cut his throwing session short. He was thought to be nearing a rehab assignment, which might now be delayed.


Twins SP Rocky Nolasco suffers setback Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco was bothered by his right ankle while conducting a throwing session Sunday, which had to be cut short, reports TwinCiites.com.

"It didn't go well," Twins pitching coach Neil Allen said after Sunday's game. "I don't know where we go from here. He had to stop it. It was just all arm. He couldn't drive."

Nolasco is on the disabled list with a right ankle injury and he was nearing a rehab assignment.

"Back to square one and see where we go from here," Allen said. "Do I know the extent of everything? Not at all. But the side did not go well."


Twins SP Ricky Nolasco to throw in bullpen Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (ankle) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session Thursday, according to the Pioneer Press. He will throw more pitches in another bullpen session Sunday before the team's reassess his status.

Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will throw bullpen session


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco will test the stability of his ankle during a bullpen session on Thursday, per TwinCities.com.

Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list, will throw a light session on Thursday and is expected to pick up the intensity in another session come Sunday.

"The light pen is because I’ve been off for a good time from throwing,” Nolasco said. “We’ll try to get my arm back into it just a little bit. We’ll do a heavy one Sunday, then we’ll see where we’re at.”

Nolasco received a cortisone shot last week to ease the pain, but part of the rehab requires him to feel comfortable back on the mound. 

“The mound is the biggest thing because there’s a rubber there that you’re pushing off,” Nolasco said. “With the angle and the way a pitcher’s foot drags, that’s obviously what caused it in the first place. We’ll see if I can do it or not.”

Nolasco is 5-1 with a 5.51 ERA in 32 2/3 innings this season.


Twins SP Ricky Nolasco receives cortisone shot in his ankle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Twins starter Ricky Nolasco received a cortisone injection in his troublesome right ankle, general manager Terry Ryan told reporters Saturday, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The injury landed Nolasco on the disabled list Thursday, after starting the year 5-1 with a 5.51 ERA in seven starts. Ryan added that Nolasco will get a few days off before he resumes playing catch.

Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (ankle) to get cortisone shot


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Twins starter Ricky Nolasco, who has been bothered by a troublesome right ankle that landed him on the disabled list, will have a cortisone injection according to GM Terry Ryan, per MLB.com. 

Nolasco felt "shooting pain" in his ankle during his delivery, but Ryan ruled out surgery at this point in time. Nolasco is 5-1 with a 5.51 ERA in seven starts this season. 


Twins place Nolasco (ankle) on DL; recall Tommy Milone from Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) The Twins recalled Tommy Milone from Triple-A Rochester and placed starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 1, per MLB.com.

Nolasco exited his last start on Sunday with an ankle injury, and an MRI earlier this showed no structural damage in his ankle. However, he is going for a CT scan on Friday since he said he still feels "shooting pain" in his ankle when he loads during delivery.

Nolasco held a 5.51 ERA over 32 2/3 innings at the time of his injury.

Milone went 4-0 with a 0.70 ERA and a 4:3 K:BB ratio in five starts (38 2/3 innings) at Triple-A.


Twins' Molitor: 50 percent chance Ricky Nolasco goes on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Trainers estimate there is a 50-50 chance Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco will go on the disabled list, manager Paul Molitor told reporters Wednesday. Nolasco, who is sidelined due to an ankle injury, is slated to throw a bullpen session Thursday.

The earliest Nolasco could return to the rotation is Saturday vs. Milwaukee. If he can't pitch, the team will likely go to a bullpen game, with J.R. Graham the most likely option to start.


Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will not start Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/2/2015) Twins starter Ricky Nolasco has been ruled out for his next start on Friday against the Brewers. Nolasco, who left his last start on Sunday with ankle soreness, underwent an MRI which showed no structural damage in his ankle and he is hoping to avoid the disabled list, according to the Pioneer Press

"He had an old injury in there that was causing some impingement," manager Paul Molitor said, per MLB.com. "Every time he everted with his right foot and pushed off that rubber, he was getting a lot of pain. The trainers feel that they have a fairly good chance of getting him back on track rather quickly. And maybe he can avoid the DL.

"We thought three days of treatment before he got on the mound. If he's good, we'll see where to slate him in here as we go forward through the Milwaukee series."

The team has not indicated whether Nolasco would be able to make his next turn in the rotation, which would come on June 10 against the Royals. 


Twins' Ricky Nolasco exits game with ankle injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco was removed from Sunday's game against the Blue Jays due to a sore right ankle, FOX Sports North reports.

Nolasco was checked out by a trainer alongside manager Paul Molitor in the second inning of Sunday's game, but he was deemed healthy enough to remain in after throwing a few warmup pitches. That sentiment wouldn't last, as Nolasco soon drew another visit from the trainer and was removed from the game after giving up a pair of singles to open the second inning.

Nolasco was replaced on the mound by J.R. Graham. The starter is day-to-day moving forward but will undergo an MRI on the injured ankle.


Twins' Ricky Nolasco allows two runs in win vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco earned a win on Monday, giving up two earned runs on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 7-2 victory over the Red Sox.

"Normally, you go out there and challenge [hitters], but I tried that the past couple of starts, with so-so results," Nolasco said, per the StarTribune. "I know the scouting report on me is [to] swing early because I'm going to be throwing a lot of strikes."

Nolasco (5-1) was handed a 7-0 lead after two innings, and though he gave up a pair of runs in the top of the third, he was able to shut the Red Sox down over the remainder of the outing for his fifth straight win.

Nolasco owns a 5.12 ERA and 27:10 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the Blue Jays on Sunday.


Twins' Ricky Nolasco scatters 10 hits in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Twins starter Ricky Nolasco moved to 4-1 on the season with a win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday. 

Nolasco gave up 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs--three earned. He walked one batter and struck out eight. 

"I felt good getting back to that feeling where I can strike guys out when I want to," Nolasco said,per MLB.com. "It's nice getting all those runs with us having good at-bats. All I was trying to do was get us back to the dugout as quick as possible."

Nolasco threw 62 strikes in 93 pitches and lowered his ERA to 6.00. His next start is Monday against Boston. 


Twins' Ricky Nolasco strikes out seven in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco earned a win on Wednesday, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 6-2 victory over the Tigers.

Nolasco (3-1) picked up his third straight win with the excellent showing, enjoying a 6-0 lead by the middle of the third inning and allowing his two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth.

"It was a good game for us getting a win here in Detroit after four losses," manager Paul Molitor said after the game, per MLB.com. "We kept our optimism from Ricky from what we saw from him in spring training. He threw the ball well. He had a little more velocity out of the chute, and you could tell his breaking pitches, both his slider and curveball, were sharp early."

Nolasco owns a 6.38 ERA and 14:9 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings across four starts. He's slated to face the Pirates in Pittsburgh Tuesday.


Twins SP Ricky Nolasco battles to get second win on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Making his second start since returning from the disabled list, Twins starter Ricky Nolasco lasted five innings on Thursday against the A's. He allowed six hits and four runs, while walking one and striking out one, while earning his second victory of the season.

"I just tried to figure out a way to keep the team in there, and the boys picked it up today," Nolasco said, per MLB.com. "The offense and the bullpen came in and [I] got lucky enough to get a win."

Nolasco (2-1) labored, throwing 94 pitches (57 strikes) in the five innings and actually left the game with his team down by a run. But a two-run rally in the bottom of the fifth helped the right-hander secure the victory.

Nolasco, who missed nearly a month while recovering from elbow inflammation, will take a lofty 9.00 ERA into his next scheduled start on Wednesday in Detroit.


Twins starter Ricky Nolasco returns from DL to earn win Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Twins starter Ricky Nolasco (1-1) returned from the disabled list Saturday to throw five solid innings and earn the win against the White Sox.

Nolasco allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out four in the victory.

"I felt good," said Nolasco to MLB.com. "It was a huge sigh of relief to throw pain-free. That was the most important thing. It was a battle. I was pretty anxious to get out there but thought I settled down and got of a few jams there. But a couple two-out hits cost me a couple runs."

Nolasco was pitching in Class A for his rehab assignment because of right elbow inflammation.

Nolasco's next start is set for Thursday against the Athletics.


Twins reinstate Ricky Nolasco, Brian Duensing from disabled list


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) The Twins activated pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Brian Duensing from the disabled list Friday, the team announced.

Nolasco was pitching in Class A for his rehab assignment because of right elbow inflammation, while Duensing missed the last 14 games with a right intercostal strain.

In order to have Nolasco and Duensing on the 25-roster, the team sent pitchers Tommy Milone and Caleb Thielbar to its Triple-A affiliate.


Twins to activate, start RHP Nolsaco Saturday vs. White Sox


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(4/30/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco will be activated from the 15-day disabled list to start Saturday's game against the White Sox, per Fox Sports North.

Nolasco has made one start this season before going down with elbow inflammation. He allowed six earned runs over three innings against the Tigers on Opening Day. Manager Paul Molitor says Nolasco will be on a pitch limit of about 75-80 pitches on Saturday.

The Twins will shift Tommy Milone, who had been scheduled to start Saturday's game, to the bullpen rather than using a six-man rotation. 

Milone has made four starts this season, and currently has a 4.76 ERA and a 13:11 K:BB ratio.


Twins won't go with six-man rotation despite Ricky Nolasco's return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco, will require one last rehab start before rejoining the club at some point next week. Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, tossed five innings without allowing an earned run with Class A Cedar Rapids on Sunday.

Although his return to the rotation could create a logjam, manager Paul Molitor said that a plan for his Nolasco activation is "coming together," but is still not "100 percent" decided, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Molitor added that he has no interest in having a six-man rotation once Nolasco returns.


Twins have yet to decide next step for Ricky Nolasco


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) The Twins have not yet decided if starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco will need another rehab start, manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday.

Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury, threw five innings for Class A Cedar Rapids on Sunday. He allowed one unearned run on three hits and no walks, while striking out five.


Twins P Ricky Nolasco says he passed 'every test' in rehab start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco said everything went well during his rehab start Sunday and he passed every test, reports Fox Sports North.

"I felt good," Nolasco said, per MLB.com. "I was able to throw free and easy, which was huge. We've been aggressive as trying not to lose out on what I did in spring with the build-up process. I've just been honest with myself and trying to push it. But I've passed every test and the big one was yesterday, obviously."

Nolasco is dealing with an elbow injury, which caused him to be placed on the 15-day DL. He threw five innings for the team's Class A affiliate Sunday, but he was not sure when his next assignment would be.

"I just came in [Monday] and they wanted to see how I felt today," Nolasco said. "But I felt good. Just some general soreness. But I played catch and it felt great. I think [Tuesday] we'll figure everything out."


Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco throws five innings in rehab start


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco was able to throw five innings with 66 pitches in his rehab start for Class-A Cedar Rapids Sunday, according to the team.

Nolasco, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, said he felt good after the outing. Nolasco has appeared in just one game this season for Minnesota, posting an 0-1 record with four walks and two strikeouts in three innings of work. 

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he would discuss Nolasco's status with GM Terry Ryan. 

"Ricky threw the ball well," Molitor said. "Velocity was 91-93, settled in around 92 and had no physical restraint, so [a decision is] going to be coming around here pretty soon."