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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%: 18/10 | Average Draft Position: 205.70
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New Twins manager Molitor looking for improvement from Nolasco


(11/4/2014) 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
(9/27/2014) 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
(9/23/2014) 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
(9/16/2014) 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.


Ricky Nolasco pegged with tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco turned in a dominant outing but was not backed by any run support in a loss to the Indians, dropping to 5-11 on the season. The right-hander permitted one run on six hits and no walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 2-0 defeat.

Over his last two starts covering 12 innings, Nolasco has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 5.64 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over 24 starts (140 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Tuesday against Detroit.

Ricky Nolasco picks up no decision Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco lasted five innings against the Angels Friday. 

Nolasco allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Nolasco had trouble immediately. Mike Trout singled to open the game, and would up scoring on an error later in the inning. He gave up three straight singles in the second, the last of which drove in the second run. After a scoreless third inning, Nolasco gave up his final run in the fourth. He was able to get through the fifth inning unscathed, and was pulled at that point. 

Nolasco exited with the game tied, picking up a no-decision. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start. 


Ricky Nolasco coughs up eight runs in loss to O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco was hit hard Sunday against the Orioles in Baltimore, dropping to 5-10 on the season. The right-hander coughed up eight runs on 12 hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings of a 12-8 defeat.

Nolasco has allowed four-plus earned runs in four of his last five starts. He owns a 5.96 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP over 22 starts (128 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against the Angels.

Ricky Nolasco turns in fantastic start, but bullpen blows it


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco turned in a fantastic start Tuesday against the Royals.

Nolasco allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out six and issued one walk during the outing. Nolasco wasn’t in danger much during the start. He did have some issues in the second inning, hitting a batter and giving up a single, but managed to pitch around it. He allowed three hits and one walk over the next five innings. Nolasco also hit another batter during his final inning, but again managed to get out of the frame unscathed. 

The Royals managed a big comeback in the ninth, giving Nolasco the no-decision. He’ll take on the Orioles in his next start.


Ricky Nolasco saddled with the loss


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco had a tough start Wednesday against the Indians.

Nolasco allowed four runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Nolasco found himself in trouble early, as Zach Walters hit a solo shot against him in the second inning. Cleveland struck again in the fourth. A run scored on two straight doubles to open the inning. Mike Aviles was able to drive in the second run of the inning with a single. Nolasco would pitch into the seventh, but was pulled after giving up a single. That run would come around to score, and was charged to Nolasco. 

With the loss, Nolasco dropped to 5-9. He’ll take on the Royals in his next start.


Ricky Nolasco struggles during return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco struggled during his return to the mound Friday.

Nolasco allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He struck out three and walked one. Nolasco started off well, tossing three scoreless frames to open the game, but fell apart in the fourth. After loading the bases with no outs, Josh Willingham cleared the bases with a double against Nolasco. Mike Moustakas then reached on an infield single, and came around to score on a triple. That sequence accounted for all five runs against Nolasco.

With the loss, Nolasco dropped to 5-8. He'll take on the Indians in his next start.


Ricky Nolasco ready to roll


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco is in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Royals.

Nolasco has been rehabbing from an elbow injury. He's expected to be limited to about 80 pitches or so in his first start since July 6. Nolasco has a 5.90 ERA over 103 2/3 innings. 


Ricky Nolasco set to return Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to come off the disabled list Friday to open a four-game series against the Royals, MLB.com reports.

"I would image we would probable keep him to 80, 85 [pitches] his next time out," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "But his arm feels great, everything's strong. I'm sure he'll probably fight the whole system because I think he feels he's really ready to go. We'll look to start at 80 and work our way up from there. Depends on how it goes, if it's hard innings or easy innings."

The Twins aren't expected to go to a six-man rotation, which means rookie Trevor May could be heading back to the minors. Nolasco has been sidelined since early July with elbow soreness.


Ricky Nolasco ready to return from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco made it through his final minor-league rehab start on Sunday without any issues, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco allowed three runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings for Class A Cedar Rapids. He posted a 2.89 ERA over 9 1/3 innings while at rehab. Although the Twins have not circled a date, Nolasco could be eyeing a Friday return, according to the paper.

Ricky Nolasco begins rehab assignment Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco began a rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids Tuesday, giving up two hits and one walk in 3 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out one.

Nolasco has been sidelined since July 6 while recovering from an elbow injury. He is expected to make one more rehab start this weekend before returning to the major-league team next week.


Ricky Nolasco will need two starts before rejoining rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is scheduled to start a minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He is expected to throw 50 pitches on Tuesday, then 75 pitches on Sunday. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to join the rotation shortly after his second rehab start.

Ricky Nolasco throws bullpen session Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco completed a bullpen session Tuesday, throwing nothing but fastballs and changeups, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco is scheduled to throw again Thursday, and it's possible he could go out on a rehab assignment if all goes well with his next session. Out since early July with an elbow strain, he owns a 5.90 ERA and 72:28 K:BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings.


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.