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Twins' Nolasco encouraged by solid start

MINNEAPOLIS -- On a night when Minnesota's offense exploded in a 10-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, the Twins' starting pitching may seemingly be a non-factor. But given the way things had gone for right-hander Ricky Nolasco this season, Tuesday's outing was an encouraging one. Though he was given plenty of run support, it was important for Nolasco to get through six innings,...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolasco hit hard as Twins rotation struggles again

After nearly two weeks of solid starting pitching, the Twins rotation hit a wall in the first two games against the Angels. Things didn't get much better in the series finale. Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco couldn't play the role of stopper for the Twins, as he allowed six runs on 11 hits and Los Angeles swept the three-game series with a 6-4 win on Thursday. It raised Nolasco...
Via Fox Sports North
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Hughes takes reigns as leader

Phil Hughes Near the beginning of the season, it had looked like the Minnesota Twins’ leading starting pitcher was going to be Kyle Gibson. Now, with one week left in the second month of regular season play, it looks like the reigns have been taken over by Phil Hughes. A few weeks ago, I had said that Gibson was on the path to becoming the next Johan Santana for the Twins pitching...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

With no run support, Nolasco slapped with loss after complete game

MINNEAPOLIS -- If you were told that Ricky Nolasco would pitch a complete game for the Minnesota Twins on Friday against Baltimore, you'd probably assume he'd end up as the winning pitcher. After all, that was the case in his previous nine complete games throughout his major league career. On a night when Minnesota and its taxed bullpen needed Nolasco to go deep, he went the distance...
Via Fox Sports North
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins newcomer Nolasco endures unfortunate Opening Day

With big contracts come big expectations, and Ricky Nolasco is no exception. Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million deal with Minnesota this past winter, the biggest contract ever given to a free agent in Twins history. He was one of multiple pieces brought in with the hope of solidifying what had been a brutal starting rotation. It's only one game, but Nolasco's Twins debut didn...
Via Fox Sports North
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: 2014 AL Central predictions

Aaron Hicks With the regular season just around the corner, many people are starting to predict who will win each division, the wild cards, and even the World Series. The Minnesota Twins are predicted to appear again at or near the bottom of the American League Central Division. In this article, I’ll give my own prediction as to how the AL Central Division will possibly look at...
Via isportsweb.com
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Who was more worth the $50 million: Nolasco or Garza?

Early in the off-season, Ricky Nolasco signed with the Minnesota Twins for $49 million over four years. Over the weekend, Matt Garza signed with the Milwaukee Brewers for $50 million over four years. While these contracts are nearly identical, the two pitchers could hardly be more different. Over the last three seasons, Nolasco has averaged […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins sign Ricky Nolasco to biggest free agent contract in team history

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins knew they had to addresstheir starting pitching issues after another woeful season in 2013. To help fixthe problem, they signed right-hander Ricky Nolasco to the biggest free agentcontract in team history.The Twins officially announced the signing Tuesday, afour-year, 48 million deal that will pay Nolasco 12 million each season.There's a chance...
Via Fox Sports North
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins finish $49M, 4-year deal with Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins have finalized a $49 million, four-year contract with right-hander Ricky Nolasco, an expensive first step toward restoring a ragged rotation. The deal was announced Tuesday at Target Field, six days after the 30-year-old agreed to terms. The contract includes a club option for 2018 that could become guaranteed. Nolasco made 33 starts last season for the Miami...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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