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Twins ready to activate Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list

Aug 13, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

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Ricky Nolasco threw 104 innings with a 5.90 ERA before informing the Twins that he’d been pitching through elbow soreness since spring training. Now, after spending five weeks on the disabled list, he’s scheduled to rejoin the rotation Friday against the Royals.

Nolasco struck out eight batters in a minor-league rehab start Sunday at low Single-A, but also allowed three runs in 5.2 innings against hitters a decade his junior.

Nolasco was supposed to headline the Twins’ rebuilt rotation, but instead he hid an injury from the coaching staff and allowed opponents to hit .330 through 18 starts of a four-year, $49 million contract.

  1. happytwinsfan - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Nolasco’s coming back, I get that. They still owe him around 40 million dollars.

    Where’d Pelfrey go? Might his remains be lying near a wood chipper outside of Fargo?

    • Jeremiah Graves - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      Arguably the world’s biggest waste of resources, right?!

      Garza was out there and seemingly interested in returning to Minnesota.

      Ubaldo and Santana were out there forever and while they’re not the greatest pitchers on the planet, holy heck, they’re also better than Pelfrey and Nolasco.

      At least the future is bright.

      • West Madison's town Whore - Aug 13, 2014 at 2:49 PM

        yes Garza was out there but the twins win cheap and didnt offer the years that garza was looking for. This twinks management year after year makes stupid decisions and last off season was no acception. Hing signt is always 20-20 but it made sense to get good Major league pitching in a pitching friendly park if they refused to upgrad the offense. 90 losses seems like a sure bet. Gardy will most likey get a raise

      • Bryz - Aug 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM

        West Madison, wow…

        1) Learn to spell and capitalize.
        2) Gardy is signed for next season, yes, but I highly doubt he’s going to get a raise.
        3) It’s ironic that you accuse the Twins of being cheap when they signed Ricky Nolasco to his contract in the same offseason.
        4) It’s not the Twins’ fault that Nolasco refused to share that he was hurt since spring training.

  2. Jeremiah Graves - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    NOLASCO’S BACK!!!! #ITSHAPPENING

    #NONOITISMOSTCERTAINLYNOTHAPPENING

  3. schrutebeetfarms - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Wait till it gets warm..

  4. peopletrains - Aug 13, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Nolasco received the deal that Hughes deserved.

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