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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: 9 | Salary: $11,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 12/2 | Average Draft Position: 205.39
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Ricky Nolasco will need multiple bullpen sessions before starting rehab


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will need 2-3 bullpen sessions before he begins a minor-league rehab assignment, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. His first bullpen session will come Sunday, then he'll accompany the team on their six-game road trip, MLB.com reports.

Ricky Nolasco set to throw bullpen session Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Twins general manager Terry Ryan said starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is slated to throw a bullpen session Sunday, per MLB.com.

Ricky Nolasco making progress in rehabbing elbow


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Twins disappointing right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who has been out since July 6 with an elbow problem, could begin throwing off a mound by the end of this week, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Nolasco hopes to perform better upon his return. He owns a 5-7 record and terrible 5.90 ERA this season.


Ricky Nolasco temporarily moves rehab to Florida


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco flew back to Florida to continue his rehab and will head back to Minnesota on Thursday, MLB.com reports. Nolasco is working his way back from a right elbow strain and remains without a timetable. He posted a 5.90 ERA and 72:28 K:BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings.

Ricky Nolasco diagnosed with flexor pronator soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco is dealing with soreness in the flexor pronator of his elbow, MLB.com reports.

Nolasco was placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury Tuesday, but an MRI has revealed no issues with the ulnar collateral ligament on the other side of his elbow, meaning the pitcher isn't a candidate for Tommy John surgery. He owns a 5.90 ERA and 72:28 K:BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings.


Ricky Nolasco on DL due to elbow strain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a right elbow strain, according to MLB.com. He is 1-2 with an 8.36 ERA in his last three starts.

Ricky Nolasco set for MRI on sore elbow


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco will have an MRI on his sore elbow Tuesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco was removed after giving up six runs on seven hits and one walk in just two innings Sunday, and the team was considering all options with the pitcher, including a potential move to the bullpen. Now, any decision will wait until the results of the MRI are known.

Nolasco has been dealing with the soreness in his throwing elbow since spring training, the Pioneer Press reports. He admitted the injury to the team for the first time Monday. Nolasco owns a 5.90 ERA and 72:28 K:BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings.


Ricky Nolasco lifted after two disastrous innings


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco lasted only two innings in an abysmal outing Sunday afternoon for the loss against the Yankees. After the start, manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters that he's weighing all options moving forward for Nolasco, including a potential move to the bullpen, MLB.com reports.

The right-hander permitted six runs on seven hits and one walk while failing to record a strikeout over two innings of a 9-7 defeat. Of his 42 pitches, only 25 were strikes.

Nolasco has allowed four-plus earned runs in four of his last nine starts. He owns a 5.90 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP over 18 starts (103 2/3 innings). He is tentatively scheduled to make his next start Friday at Colorado.

Ricky Nolasco finally gets win No. 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco won for the first time in five starts Tuesday, as he took down the Royals 10-2.

Nolasco tossed six solid innings for his first quality start since late May. He allowed one run on eight hits in the game, while striking out three and walking none on 100 pitches.

Nolasco improved his record to 5-6 with the win, while lowering his ERA to 5.49. His next start is set for Sunday against the Yankees. 


Angels hit Ricky Nolasco hard as falls to 4-6


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco was hit hard Thursday, in a 6-4 loss to the Twins.

The Angels got to Nolasco early in the game, tagging him for two runs in each of the first and third innings. He was ultimately charged with six runs on 11 hits in six innings of work, while striking out six batters and walking one in 107 pitches in the loss.

Nolasco's winless streak stretched to four starts with the loss, as he fell to 4-6. He has a 5.74 ERA in 95 2/3 innings heading into his next start, set for Tuesday against the Royals. 


Bullpen blows Ricky Nolasco's bid for .500


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco settled for a no-decision for the third outing in a row Friday, in 5-4 win over the White Sox.

Nolasco was in line for the win before closer Glen Perkins blew the save, though he fell a couple of outs short of a quality start. Nolasco allowed two runs on six hits an a pair of walks over 5 1/3 innings, both via solo home runs. He struck out just two batters on 104 pitches before being lifted with a 4-2 lead.

Nolasco remains 4-5 on the season, though he has not lost in his last five starts. He has a 5.52 ERA heading into his next start, Thursday against the Angels.  


Ricky Nolasco can't come away with a win Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Twins starter Ricky Nolasco couldn't win the battle of the Ricks Sunday.

Nolasco matched Tigers starter Rick Porcello over 5 1/3 innings. Nolasco allowed three runs during the outing. The overall performance wasn't impressive, as Nolasco proved to be very hittable. He put 11 men on base during the start. Nolasco struck out five hitters.

Nolasco ran into some trouble early on, giving up a run in the first two innings. He settled in for the next three innings, but again found himself in trouble in the sixth. Nolasco was pulled after allowing a run-scoring double, which left a man on third. The player did not come around to score, giving Nolasco three earned runs on the day.

His next start is slated to come against the White Sox.


Ricky Nolasco escapes trough outing with no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco was hit hard again on Monday against the Blue Jays in Toronto, but escaped his outing with a no-decision. The right-hander permitted four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Over his last two starts covering 12 2/3 innings, Nolasco has yielded eight earned runs. He owns a 5.70 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP through 13 starts (79 innings). He will make his next start Sunday at Detroit.

Ricky Nolasco's late homer doesn't prove costly in win No. 4


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco got enough support late in his start against the Brewers Wednesday to get him the win, despite allowing four runs in the 6-4 final.  

Nolasco pitched well for much of the start, limiting the Brewers to just one run through his first six innings of work. Carrying a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning, he gave up the lead on one swing, as Aramis Ramirez tied it up with a three-run home run.

Fortunately for Nolasco, the Twins rallied to score twice in the seventh inning to get him back in line for the win. He was charged with four runs on six hits in seven innings of work, while striking out seven batters and walking none on 89 pitches.

Nolasco is now 4-5, after two straight wins. He carries a 5.65 ERA into his next outing, set for Monday against the Blue Jays. 


Ricky Nolasco gets back on track vs. Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco put together a quality start Friday night against the Yankees, securing his third win of the season and his first since April 24 against Tampa Bay. The right-hander pitched six innings and yielded one run on seven hits, with four walks and three strikeouts. Of his 107 pitched, 59 were strikes.

Nolasco lowered his ERA from 6.12 to 5.70 following the 6-1 victory. He will look to keep rolling Wednesday at home against Milwaukee. He is 1-2 with a 3.21 ERA in four starts at home.

Ricky Nolasco gets obliterated in loss to Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco (2-5) continued to struggle on Sunday, dropping his second consecutive decision in an 8-1 defeat to the Giants in San Francisco. The right-hander was shelled for seven runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three in 4 2/3 innings.

Over his last two starts covering 9 2/3 innings, Nolasco has allowed 10 earned runs. His ERA ballooned from 5.50 to 6.12 after Sunday's abysmal start. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Yankees in New York.

Ricky Nolasco starting Sunday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco, who's been nursing a sore hamstring, will start Sunday against the Giants. Nolasco is 2-4 with a 5.50 ERA in nine starts and hasn't won since April 24.

Twins flip-flop weekend starters


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters following Friday's game against San Francisco that he will flip-flop his weekend starters, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Instead of starting Sunday, Samuel Deduno will now take the hill on Saturday, moving Ricky Nolasco to Sunday's series finale against the Giants. Gardenhire wanted to give Nolasco an extra day of rest because he is nursing a sore hamstring, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


Ricky Nolasco pegged with fourth loss Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco (2-4) was pegged with the loss Sunday afternoon at home against the Mariners. The right-hander permitted three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings of a 6-2 defeat.

Nolasco has surrendered three earned runs in each of his last four starts. He will look to get back on track Saturday at San Francisco. He is 1-2 with a 7.81 ERA in five starts away from home this season.

Ricky Nolasco tosses quality start in no-decision Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco wasn't a factor in the decision Tuesday after giving up three earned runs on six hits and one walk in six innings while striking out six in his team's 8-6 win over the Red Sox.

Nolasco has managed three straight quality starts, but he's given up three runs in each so he hasn't been dominant at any point during the stretch. The three-game quality-start streak also follows an ugly pair of starts in which he gave up 11 runs in 11 2/3 innings. Nolasco owns a 5.51 ERA and 34:12 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. He's slated to take on the Mariners Sunday.


Ricky Nolasco strikes out nine in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and one walk in six innings while striking out nine in his team's 4-3 loss to the Indians.

Nolasco ran into trouble in the third inning, when two singles and a walk were followed by a bases-loaded double that brought home a pair of runs.  He then surrendered a solo home run in the fifth but did well otherwise, particularly in racking up punchouts. Nolasco owns a 5.64 ERA and 28:11 K:BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Red Sox at home Tuesday.


Ricky Nolasco goes the distance in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco registered his first complete game since 2012. However, he was pegged with his third loss of the season in a 3-0 defeat to Baltimore. The right-hander permitted three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over nine innings of work.

Nolasco owns a 5.82 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP over his first 38 2/3 innings pitched. He'll make his next start Wednesday at Cleveland.

Twins haven't named starter for second game of doubleheader


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Despite earlier reports, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Mike Pelfrey will start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Dodgers and he hasn't decided who will start the second game. It was initially reported Ricky Nolasco would start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Twins set rotation after Tuesday's rainout


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) The Twins pushed back their rotation following Tuesday's rainout. Kyle Gibson, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, will start Wednesday, with Ricky Nolasco starting in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Dodgers and Mike Pelfrey starting the second game.

Ricky Nolasco a lucky winner against Tampa Bay


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) A poor performance Thursday against the Rays did not prevent Twins ace Ricky Nolasco from nailing down his second victory.

Nolasco benefited from an offensive explosion to snag the win despite giving up six runs on 10 hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out one.

The right-hander, who owns a 6.67 earned run average, will seek to lower it Wednesday against the visiting Dodgers.