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Twinkie Town May 2, 2015

MIN 5, CHW 3: Nolasco Endures

Ricky Nolasco came back today, bringing with him all you know/love. It worked out fine. After struggling with injuries last year, and through the start of this season, Ricky Nolasco returned to the Twins' rotation. He allowed eight hits and a walk in five innings. It amounted to three White Sox runs. It was good enough. Torii Hunter hit a three-run dong. Trevor Plouffe fought off some wicked stuff from touted rookie Bruce Rondon with the bases juiced and one out in the fifth. Curiously, the Twins' defense was solid behind Nolasco and the bullpen gave up no runs. No runs. That's odd. I'll...
Twinkie Town May 2, 2015

Twins activate Nolasco, Duensing, option Milone, Thielbar to Triple-A

Flurry of roster moves shuffles Minnesota's pitching staff. On Friday afternoon the Twins placed Tim Stauffer on the disabled list with an intercostal strain. It's the same issue that put Brian Duensing on the shelf, and oddly enough these are the only two times I've ever heard of this injury, but we knew that the club was facing a decision or two with their pitching staff that might be forced. Perhaps this wasn't a forced change, as Ryan Pressly was immediately recalled to take Stauffer's place instead of keeping the roster spot open for one of the other returning pitchers, but that's...

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco set for rotation return on Saturday

Ricky Nolasco has nothing against the good people of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s just that, after making three combined rehab starts there since last August, the Twins right-hander would rather not visit again. “As much as it’s been good to me -- nice people down there; they treated me well -- I definitely don’t ever want to go back,” Nolasco said Friday. “That’s for sure.” Nolasco makes his return to the big-league mound on Saturday afternoon after missing 23 days with inflammation in his throwing elbow. He credited Twins rehab coordinator Lanning Tucker with doing “an amazing...

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco to start Saturday in return from DL stint

At long last, the Ricky Nolasco Plan has been revealed. The Twins’ No. 2 starter will come off the disabled list Saturday and face the Chicago White Sox in his first big-league start since April 8. Nolasco, who had been out with an inflamed throwing elbow, came through Sunday’s 67-pitch rehab outing at Class A Cedar Rapids with no issues. He also threw a bullpen on Tuesday with no problems. “After much discussion we feel he is ready to perform at this level,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “We’re looking forward to having him back.” In the near term, Nolasco’s […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 26, 2015

Twins: Ricky Nolasco pleased with curveball in rehab start

SEATTLE -- Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (elbow inflammation) made his first rehab start for Class A Cedar Rapids on Sunday afternoon.

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco fares well in first rehab outing

SEATTLE --Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (elbow inflammation) made his first rehab start for Class A Cedar Rapids on Sunday afternoon. He worked five innings on 67 pitches, giving up an unearned run on three hits, no walks and five strikeouts. His curveball was said to be sharp. Nolasco was eligible to come off the disabled list Friday, but he seems likely to make at least one more rehab start in order to build up his pitch count. Briefly --There were no updates Sunday morning on right-hander Trevor May’s bruised elbow, which absorbed a line drive from Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 19, 2015
Minnesota Twins' Ricky Nolasco set for rehab assignment

Minnesota Twins' Ricky Nolasco set for rehab assignment

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco had no issues after throwing a bullpen on Sunday morning at Target Field and is set to go out on a minor-league rehab assignment, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said on the team's radio broadcast.

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco passes test, set to head out on rehab assignment

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco had no issues after throwing a bullpen on Sunday morning at Target Field and is set to go out on a minor-league rehab assignment, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said on the team’s radio broadcast. Nolasco, who landed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation after making his only start of the season on April 8 at Detroit, had a fruitful rehab stint at Class A Cedar Rapids last August. The Kernels, however, are on the road this week until returning home Friday, the first day Nolasco would be eligible to come off the DL. […] The post Twinsights:...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 17, 2015

Twins: Ricky Nolasco on pace for Sunday bullpen session

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, threw from as far as 150 feet on Friday and plans to do the same on Saturday.

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco says rehab process has been 'really good'

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, threw from up to 150 feet on Friday and plans to do the same on Saturday. Provided a fourth straight day of long-tossing goes well Saturday, Nolasco said the plan is to throw a normal bullpen on Sunday. “We’ll see how that goes,” Nolasco said. “It’s been really good. I’m happy about that. Everything is good.” Nolasco would be eligible to come off the DL as soon as April 24 at Seattle. His turn in the rotation is due to fall on April 25, the middle game of […] The post Twinsights: Ricky...

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco (elbow) plans to play catch on Wednesday

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, on the disabled list with inflammation in his throwing elbow,  plans to play catch on Wednesday. “We’ll see how it goes and go from there,” Nolasco said. Twins officials have expressed optimism Nolasco could come off the 15-day DL soon after he’s eligible to do so. That could be the series at Seattle, April 24-26, but the Twins’ No. 2 starter said he hadn’t circled those dates just yet. “That’s too far to tell right now,” he said. “It all depends on how I respond from throwing. I  haven’t even looked that far.” Nolasco was chased...

May will start home opener as Nolasco goes on DL

MRI found no structural damage in the righthander's elbow, but Twins want to be cautious and will place Ricky Nolasco on the disabled list.
Twinkie Town Apr 10, 2015

Ricky Nolasco to the disabled list, Twins recall Trevor May

Good thing the Twins didn't trade any of that starting pitcher depth. It looks like Ricky Nolasco's elbow has "flared up" again. His first start was something both he and the team and the fans would be willing to write off permanently, but now we're adding injury to insult. Nolasco is heading to the 15-day disabled list. In Nolasco's place comes Trevor May. May was set to start for the Red Wings tomorrow, but with the Twins in need of another arm he'll join Minnesota and probably take Nolasco's next start - which would be Monday. Tommy Milone, Mike Pelfrey, and Phil Hughes are scheduled to...

Twinsights: Trevor May set to join Twins rotation

CHICAGO -- Trevor May is headed back to the major leagues. According to a person with direct knowledge, the 25-year-old right-hander will soon join the Twins rotation, likely taking the place of fellow right-hander Ricky Nolasco. The exact date of May’s next start is unknown, but he was scheduled to start Saturday for Triple-A Rochester. Nolasco underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam on his ailing right elbow on Thursday in the Twin Cities. He appears headed for the disabled list after reporting elbow soreness following his season debut on Wednesday at Detroit, when he failed to record...

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