Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 day ago

Nolasco gave up two runs on seven hits across 7.2 innings in Monday's win over Boston.

Nolasco pitched very well on Monday as he struck out five batters without allowing a walk. Nolasco moved to 5-1 with the win to go along with a 5.12 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. He's had great run support all season which explains such a good record with such poor numbers. Nolasco will look to win number six against the Blue Jays at home in his next start.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 7 days ago

Nolasco scattered 10 hits Tuesday and escaped with his fourth win of the season, allowing just three earned runs while walking one and fanning eight Twins.

His season-high eight strikeouts enabled him to surrender a season-high 10 hits while keeping his team in a manageable situation. Going deep into games has been a big issue for Nolasco so far this season as he has yet to make it out of the sixth inning in five starts, despite going over 90 pitches in each of his last three outings. He will have a difficult test in his next start Monday when the Twins host the Red Sox.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Nolasco (3-1) allowed two unearned runs on four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over 5.1 innings in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

He wasn't terribly efficient, needing 106 pitches to labor just into the sixth inning, but Nolasco did double his strikeout total from his first three starts of the year. Nonetheless, if you need to show someone an example of why wins and losses are deeply flawed stats, Nolasco's 3-1 record in combination with his 6.38 ERA offers you plentiful ammunition. He'll go for 4-1 against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Nolasco (2-1) got the win Thursday against Oakland despite allowing four runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out one and walked one.

That's consecutive wins now for Nolasco, but he's still managed to give up 13 runs in his 13 innings this year, and with his difficulty missing bats, it's hard to take this start as much of a step in a positive direction. Nolasco's penciled in to face the Tigers next week; Detroit lit him up for six runs in three innings in his first start of the year.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Nolasco picked up his first win of the season Saturday, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings, striking out four.

The Twins actually generated some offense on Saturday, allowing Nolasco to get the W in his first start since coming off the DL. He's not exactly reliable, but his next start is at home against the A's, which could be a decent matchup if you are strapped for options.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 4 weeks ago

Nolasco (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

After coming down with a sore elbow in his first start of the season on Apr. 8 and landing on the DL, Nolasco will get the nod Saturday against the White Sox. As a corresponding move, Tommy Milone was sent to Triple-A Rochester.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 4 weeks ago

Nolasco (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list to start Saturday's game against the White Sox, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

It was previously believed that Nolasco would need another rehab start or two, but the Twins were pleased with his only outing, as the right-hander tossed five scoreless innings for Single-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday. Nolasco will replace Tommy Milone, who is now headed for a role in the bullpen.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 month ago

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 1 month 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 1 month 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.