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Jul 23, 2014
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Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.
KFFL Jul 23, 2014

Twins | Ricky Nolasco to throw bullpen session

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) has been playing catch from 150 feet and is ...

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco getting closer to first bullpen session

Briefly --Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco extended his long-toss program up to 150 feet on Tuesday and is getting closer to throwing his first light bullpen since landing on the disabled list July 7. --Class A Fort Myers center fielder Byron Buxton (right wrist) was not in the lineup for a fourth straight game. He is day to day. --Triple-A Rochester left-hander Logan Darnell will receive strong consideration to start Saturday night against Chicago’s all-star lefty Chris Sale. Darnell is on the 40-man roster and coming off a solid start Sunday for the Red Wings (6 1/3 innings, two......

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco kept quiet about elbow because he didn’t want to be “that guy”

SEATTLE -- Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained throwing elbow, but in general terms his examination results were encouraging. Nolasco’s ulnar collateral ligament is structurally sound, which means Tommy John surgery isn’t in the equation. His problem is soreness and stiffness in the flexor pronator on the opposite side of his elbow. “He doesn’t think this is going to be something that keeps him out a long time,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. “The doctors were pleased. Hopefully it won’t be a long......
Twinkie Town Jul 8, 2014
Ricky Nolasco to disabled list, Chris Herrmann called up

Ricky Nolasco to disabled list, Chris Herrmann called up

There's been something wrong with Ricky Nolasco for most of the year. By finally sending Ricky Nolasco to the disabled list, the Twins are admitting what's been apparent for a while: something hasn't been right with their prize free agent pitcher. Nolasco has always been a solidly middle-of-the-rotation type of pitcher, which is exactly what the Twins paid him $49 million dollars to be over the next few years. That obviously hasn't worked out so far. In 18 outings Nolasco put in six quality starts, and only two starts all season saw him turn in a game score higher than 60. While his command...
KFFL Jul 8, 2014

Twins | Ricky Nolasco update

Updating a previous item, Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is dealing with a sore ...

Twins place Ricky Nolasco on 15-day DL with strained elbow

SEATTLE -- Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained throwing elbow, the team announced.

Twins place Nolasco on the 15-Day disabled list; call up Herrmann

Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right elbow.

Twinsights: The Full Gardy on pitchers and their health

My followers on Twitter (@MikeBerardino) are already well aware of what Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had to say Monday on the topic of pitchers and pitcher injuries, but I thought it might be useful to present the skipper's unfiltered comments in this forum as well. I asked Gardenhire if it was disappointing that Ricky Nolasco, 18 starts into a four-year, $49 million contract, had withheld until Monday the information that his throwing elbow had been bothering him since spring training. RG: "I had a conversation with him. He came in. He’s an old-school baseball guy. He... Read more..

Nolasco probably headed to disabled list, Twins' Gardenhire tells MLB Radio

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire made an appearance on MLB Network Radio this morning, where he talked for nearly four minutes about Ricky Nolasco’s elbow, which is being examined today in Minnesota. We transcribed a couple of the highlights, and you’ll find the audio of the entire segment on Nolasco via this link. (Also, this will make three consecutive posts within three hours on Nolasco. We promise we’re not obsessed. It’s just how things work sometimes). Gardenhire: On how long Nolasco has been dealing with an elbow issue: “He said he’s had it since spring training … He said,...
KFFL Jul 8, 2014

Twins | Ricky Nolasco to DL

The Minnesota Twins will place SP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with ...

Tuesday (Mauer, Nolasco and the curse of the contract) edition: Wha' Happened?

Between them, Joe Mauer and Ricky Nolasco are making $35 million to play baseball for the Twins this season, eating up roughly 40 percent of the team’s payroll (it was even more before the mid-season acquisition of Kendrys Morales). Even at slightly more modest salaries, those two would have to rank high among the biggest disappointments on this year’s team. It’s fair to say that if both were performing to at least career expectations — that is to say, at least close to providing the numbers that earned them those hefty salaries — the Twins, given everything else that has happened...

Twinsights: Insurance policy covers Twins against extended absence for Ricky Nolasco

SEATTLE -- The Twins are covered should ailing Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco miss any significant time due to injury. According to a person with direct knowledge, the insurance policy they took out in December on Nolasco’s four-year, $49 million contract includes no exceptions for an elbow injury or any other particular type of health problem that might sideline the veteran right-hander. Nolasco’s injury wouldn’t have to be career-ending for the Twins to collect either. Once certain deductibles are met, they would be able to recoup the prorated portion of Nolasco’s salary for......

Ricky Nolasco tells Twins his elbow has been sore all season

SEATTLE -- Eighteen starts into his Twins career, veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco finally admitted he has been struggling with soreness in his throwing elbow since spring training.

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco leaves team to undergo MRI on ailing elbow

SEATTLE -- Eighteen starts into his Twins career, veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco finally admitted he has been struggling with some level of soreness in his throwing elbow since spring training. Nolasco, signed to a four-year, $49 million free-agent deal during the offseason, left the team on Monday and flew back to the Twin Cities. The Twins' Opening Day starter was due to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Tuesday, when he will be examined by Twins medical director Dr. John Steubs. According to Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony, Nolasco had not sought treatment f......

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