Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 18 hours ago

The Twins hope Nolasco (ankle) can avoid surgery, but nothing has been settled about a course of treatment, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Nolasco has experienced pain each time he's tried to throw since landing on the disabled list, and a recent visit to Dr. Robert Anderson was reportedly met with increased concern about the bone fragment in the right-hander's ankle. Nolasco is unlikely to rejoin the Twins anytime soon, with season-ending surgery still a distinct possibility. He was unable to complete a bullpen session last Friday.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 week ago

Nolasco had a setback Friday when he couldn't complete a bullpen session despite being fitted with orthotics that Twins doctors hoped would help solve the pain in his ankle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "We just can't find the solution to get him heading back in the right direction. It didn't take long before they realized the symptoms were still the same," manager Paul Molitor said.

Nolasco has been on the DL since June 1 due to an impingement in his right ankle. The Twins don't know the next course of action and it sounds like he's out indefinitely.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Nolasco (ankle) is expected to attempt to throw off a mound on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco was also fitted for orthotics after a setback during a bullpen session, but with the plan in place for the pitcher to throw of a mound Wednesday, it appears surgery will remain out of the realm of possibilities. He's been held out longer than anticipated, but should he be able to throw without another setback, Nolasco could be set to return soon.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Nolasco (ankle) is being fitted with orthotics after having a setback during a recent bullpen session, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

There's no timetable for his return, but it sounds like surgery isn't being considered in the short term.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Nolasco is scheduled to visit an ankle specialist in the near future for further evaluation, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins seem to have some concern about Nolasco after the right-hander was forced to cut a throwing session short Sunday after his right ankle continued to feel sore. Nolasco has been out since June 1 with the injury, and had already received a cortisone shot to address the issue before suffering the setback Sunday. The team doesn't believe surgery is a necessity at this point, but it's looking like Nolasco is going to be out longer than initially anticipated.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Nolasco cut short a throwing session Sunday due to soreness in his injured right ankle. "It didn't go well," Twins pitching coach Neil Allen told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I don't know where we go from here. He had to stop it. It was just all arm. He couldn't drive."

Nolasco was placed on the 15-day DL on June 1 with pain in his right ankle. He was diagnosed with an impingement from an old injury and received a cortisone shot. He started throwing last week and it was thought he could go on a rehab assigment next week. However, not it's not clear when he may return.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Nolasco (ankle) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as next week if bullpen sessions go well Thursday and Sunday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco had a cortisone shot in his injured ankle Saturday and said it responded well. It looks like he could return in late June if all goes well.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 4 weeks ago

Nolasco received a cortisone shot in his ankle Saturday per Twins GM Terry Ryan, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

A cortisone shot isn't going to fix everything that is nagging Nolasco, but it should give him some short-relief when he gets back to the mound. He should now return fairly earlier, by late June at the very least. However, getting the shot now could lead to a later procedure.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 month ago

Nolasco may opt to try getting a cortisone injection for his injured ankle in an effort to miss an extended period of time, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

He underwent a CT scan on the ankle Friday, which revealed that it is related to an old injury. The prognosis is fairly vague, but if Nolasco opts to get a cortisone injection he could theoretically get back on the mound sooner than if he opted for surgery. Continue to monitor his status as a recovery plan is in the works.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 month ago

Nolasco (ankle) will have a CT scan Friday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco, who was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 1, said he feels a "shooting pain" in his ankle when he loads up during his delivery. Tests earlier this week revealed no structural damage, but it's possible that he could still be out a while. More information should be available following Friday's tests, but for now Tommy Milone will take his spot in the rotation.