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UPDATE: Ricky Nolasco diagnosed with torn meniscus

Aug 21, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

From the Marlins' official Twitter feed comes the bad news: Nolasco indeed has a torn meniscus and has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start. Andrew Miller will fill in...

UPDATE, 10:40 PM:  From the Marlins’ official Twitter feed comes the bad news: Nolasco indeed has a torn meniscus and has been scratched from his scheduled Sunday start.  Andrew Miller will fill in.

UPDATE, 5:48 PM:
Sounds like we at least have confirmation of which knee is injured. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Nolasco is walking around the clubhouse with a brace on his right knee. More to follow.

5:25 PM: Details are scarce at this time, but Joe Frisaro of MLB.com hears that Ricky Nolasco may have a torn meniscus in one of his knees. The Marlins are reportedly checking to see if that is the case.

Nolasco last pitched on Tuesday, tossing six shutout innings against the Pirates. He was scheduled to pitch again Sunday against the Astros. It’s safe to say that outing is now in doubt.

Just a short while ago, we learned that the Marlins recently began preliminary talks on a contract extension with Nolasco. The 27-year-old right-hander is 14-8 with a 4.22 ERA over 25 starts this season. He is making $3.8 million this season and remains under team control through 2012.

  1. Ick McWang - Aug 21, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    a torn meniscus sounds worse than it is. NFL players will have it fixed on Monday and play 6 days later on Sunday. I’m sure being this is baseball, he will go n the DL and take a month of rehab. If he threw 6 shutout innings on a torn meniscus, it can’t be that bad. Or did it happen today during a bullpen session or some such?

  2. D.J. Short - Aug 21, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Not sure yet. Not much info. out there.

  3. Old Gator - Aug 21, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    The word on the Feesh’s Tenth Inning Show on the radio tonight after the game was that he is expected to miss no more than two starts and possibly as few as one. So much for the talk of extension negotiations this week, eh?
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    Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua released the information about negotiating the extension when they already knew about the possible injury, just so they could look like they were going to spend some real money when they already figured they had a tailor-made excuse to break off the negotiations. Call my cynical if you wish – though based on what I cannot imagine – but I’ve watched these guys operate for the past eight years here in Macondo and am keenly aware of their prevarications in Montreal beforehand. A PR gambit about extending Nolasco is not at all out of character considering some of the other shtick they’ve pulled, including all their public relations feints and bloviations while they were primping for their new palace on the Orange Bowl site. We shall see, but this Feesh fan will have to be convinced.

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