Found April 24, 2014 on Fox Sports Florida:
TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Minnesota took a chance on Ricky Nolasco in the offseason after he pitched well down the stretch in 2013, but so far the Twins haven't gotten the results they were hoping for. The right-hander looks to avoid his third loss and a sixth straight defeat against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday when red-hot Chris Colabello and the Twins try to take two of three at Tropicana Field. Nolasco (1-2, 6.08 ERA) hasn't won more than 13 games in a season since 2010, but he went 8-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 16 appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers after they acquired him in a mid-season trade. The Twins (10-10) signed him to a four-year, $49 million deal in December with the hopes that he could provide a steady presence at the front end of the rotation. Instead, the opening day starter has been knocked around in three of his four outings. Although he allowed one run over eight innings to win his only home start, Nolasco has gone 0-2 wi...
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