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Nolasco indicated he felt good following a five-inning, 66-pitch rehab outing with Single-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday.

Nolasco continues to progress in his recovery from elbow soreness, and will likely require one or two more rehab starts before finally rejoining the Twins.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 days ago

Nolasco (elbow) will make a rehab start for Low-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday with inclement weather expected Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Nolasco was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Apr. 9 with an elbow injury. He'll likely need two to three rehab starts before he's ready to return from the DL. He was originally expected to start Saturday.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 6 days ago

Nolasco (elbow) threw 60 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday and remains on track to make a rehab start Saturday at Low-A Cedar Rapids, Mike Brardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Apr. 9 with an elbow injury. He has not suffered any setbacks during his recovery and could return to the Twins sometime in early May.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 week ago

Nolasco (elbow) will begin his rehab assignment next Saturday at Low-A Cedar Rapids next Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco continues to work his way back from an elbow issue, but appears finally ready to go on a rehab assignment. He still remains a little ways from a return to the majors, but going on a rehab assignment is the final step.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Nolasco (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound on Sunday if everything continues to progress, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

He played long toss Wednesday and emerged without any setbacks, so things seem to be slowly moving along. If his session off a mound goes well, he could progress to a simulated game and then a rehab assignment in the minors. A return to the Twins' rotation sometime in May should be what owners are hoping for.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Nolasco (elbow) played long toss prior to Wednesday's game, and was able to emerge free of setbacks, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

Nolasco looks to be on the right track in his recovery from elbow soreness, but remains without a clear timetable for return. He'll likely need to complete a few successful bullpen sessions before seeing an opportunity to return to the starting rotation.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Nolasco (elbow) plans to play catch Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins will have to wait and see how Nolasco comes through Wednesday's activity, and most likely, a couple bullpen sessions to follow before determining if he'll be able to come off the disabled list late next week when eligible. Trevor May took the turn in place of Nolasco on Monday's home opener the Royals, serving up five runs over 5.1 innings in defeat.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Nolasco (elbow) has been placed on the DL, retroactive to April 9.

Nolasco will be replaced in the rotation by Trevor May. This is another hit against the Twins' rotation, which was already stretched thin after Ervin Santana's suspension. Nolasco will be eligible to return April 24.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Nolasco (elbow) will likely be placed on the disabled list, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Nolasco felt something in his elbow during Wednesday's ugly start against the Tigers, and he then flew back to the Twin Cities to undergo an MRI. While results of the MRI are not yet publicly available, it's expected that Trevor May will replace Nolasco in the rotation.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Nolasco felt something in his elbow and flew back to the Twin Cities on Thursday to have it checked out, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

The elbow pain popped up during a pitch to Alex Avila in the third inning Wednesday. Last year he tried to pitch through pain like this, but apparently he has learned his lesson. Obviously this is pretty concerning, and the Twins have to be crossing their fingers as they are already down a starter (Ervin Santana) for half the season. Manager Paul Molitor said it was "way too early" to speculate whether Nolasco would make his scheduled start Monday.