9:50 PM EST, Tue March 03, 2015

Twinsights: Twins announce spring pitching rotation

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins released their pitching plans for the first six games of the spring schedule, and in the process shed light on their season-opening rotation. After young Jose Berrios starts Wednesday night against the University of Minnesota, Kyle Gibson will get the ball in Thursday night’s Grapefruit League opener against the Boston Red Sox.  From there it will be left-hander Tommy Milone on Friday at Tampa Bay, Opening Day starter Phil Hughes on Saturday at Boston, Ervin Santana on Sunday at home against Baltimore and Ricky Nolasco on Monday at the Pittsburgh Pirates. With...
Twinkie Town Mar 1, 2015

Ricky Nolasco's resurgence is critical for Twins in 2015

Why Nolasco's return to form in 2015 may loom a larger issue than the fifth starter battle or the bullpen. As I write this article I will start by stating that I was not the largest Ricky Nolasco supporter in 2014.  I had mentioned it multiple times on our radio show and even a couple times in posting on blogs, our website, or just chatting with Twins fans.  I wasn't happy with Ricky's performance in 2014, most fans weren't happy with it, I would have to bet that management wasn't pleased with it for the price but most of all I think Ricky as a professional athlete, is the one that should...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 25, 2015

Twins' Ricky Nolasco plans to 'shut some people up' with bounce-back year

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In the newly configured Twins spring training clubhouse, a wall was extended that provides a modicum of privacy to a single corner locker.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 25, 2015
Twins: Ricky Nolasco's sinker draws raves from Phil Hughes

Twins: Ricky Nolasco's sinker draws raves from Phil Hughes

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ricky Nolasco's name was conspicuously absent from Wednesday's bullpen schedule, but there's no cause for alarm.

Twinsights: Ricky Nolasco feels 'a lot better' than in his Twins debut season

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ricky Nolasco’s name was conspicuously absent from Wednesday’s bullpen schedule, but there’s no cause for alarm. As it turns out, the Twins right-hander threw on Monday morning when he wasn’t supposed to throw for another day. “Somebody told me that I was in their group, so I was just following them,” Nolasco said Wednesday morning. “I guess I wasn’t supposed to throw. This will get me back on schedule, and I’ll throw (Thursday).” Nolasco was informed of the mixup on Tuesday, but it’s no big deal. Monday’s session actually gave Phil Hughes a chance...

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