current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#47 SP | 6'2", 225 lbs. | Minnesota
Birth Date:December 13, 1982 (31 years old) Place of Birth:Corona, CA Hometown:Rialto, CA
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 2001 (4th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 2001 (4th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
|Assets:||Has a plus fastball, and he features a strong curveball and good change-up. Is very effective against right-handed hitters. Can dominate with strikeouts.|
|Flaws:||Will struggle with his mechanics and confidence, and loses control of his pitches as a result. Injuries are a major concern.|
|Career Potential:||Solid starter.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Southern League (AA)||Most Valuable Pitcher||2005|
|Southern League (AA)||All-Star Team||2005|
Movements & Injuries
|11/27/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins to a four-year contract.|
|10/31/2013||Filed for free agency.|
|7/06/2013||Acquired from the Miami Marlins.|
|12/20/2010||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a three-year contract extension.|
|11/05/2010||Missed the last 29 regular season games (right knee injury).|
|9/04/2010||Right knee injury, late September (retroactive to August 29th, 2010).|
|12/17/2009||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|6/07/2009||Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).|
|5/22/2009||Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).|
|1/20/2009||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|2/22/2008||Signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|8/21/2007||Missed 83 games (elbow injury).|
|8/21/2007||Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA).|
|7/02/2007||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (elbow injury).|
|5/19/2007||Elbow injury, 15-day DL.|
|5/01/2007||Missed 21 games (right elbow inflammation).|
|4/09/2007||Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 8).|
|3/02/2007||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|9/09/2006||Missed 5 games (right knee injury).|
|9/06/2006||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/23/2006||Re-signed by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.|
|12/07/2005||Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.|
|11/18/2005||Contract purchased from West Tenn (AA).|
|11/27/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins.|
|7/06/2013||Los Angeles Dodgers traded Josh Wall, Steve Ames and Angel Sanchez to the Miami Marlins for Ricky Nolasco and International Signing Bonus Slot No. 96.|
|12/07/2005||Florida Marlins traded Juan Pierre to the Chicago Cubs for Sergio Mitre, Ricky Nolasco and Renyel Pinto.|
|6/05/2001||Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 4th round in 2001.|
Ricky Nolasco goes two scoreless | 03/02/2014 4:37 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco pitched a couple of scoreless innings against the Rays in his Twins debut Sunday.
ImpactNolasco allowed two hits, walked none and struck out one. It hasn't been announced yet, but he'll likely be the Twins' Opening Day starter after signing a four-year, $49 million contract over the winter.
Nolasco passes physical, Twins deal complete | 12/02/2013 7:41 PM
NewsTwins signed RHP Ricky Nolasco to a four-year, $49 million contract.
ImpactNolasco agreed to terms last week and passed a physical on Monday to make the deal official. The pact also includes a 2018 club option worth $13 million, an option that can vest and turn into a player option based on innings pitched in 2016 and 2017. Nolasco put together a nice season in his walk year, posting a 3.70 ERA in 199 1/3 innings for the Marlins and Dodgers. As it stands right now, he'll likely be the Twins' Opening Day starter.
Nolasco, Twins agree to 4-year, $49MM deal | 11/27/2013 8:55 PM
NewsJeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting Ricky Nolasco's deal with the Twins is for four years and $49 million.
Jeff Passan on Twitter
ImpactThe deal also has a 2018 club option worth $13 million, an option that can vest and turn into a player option based on innings pitched in 2016 and 2017. The 30-year-old had a 3.70 ERA in 199 1/3 innings this year between the Marlins and Dodgers. He's always been a pitcher whose skillset has been better than his numbers, something the Twins are banking on with this kind of contract -- it's the largest contract given to a free agent in the team's history.
Twins agree to contract with Ricky Nolasco | 11/27/2013 5:25 PM
NewsChris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Twins have agreed to a deal with Ricky Nolasco.
Chris Cotillo on Twitter
ImpactNo word yet on the financial terms. Nolasco, 30, posted a 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 165/46 K/BB ratio in 199 1/3 innings this past season between the Marlins and Dodgers. The right-hander should maintain considerable fantasy value with Minnesota -- and may even get a boost -- because of the spacious dimensions at Target Field.
Twins, Blue Jays 'circling' Ricky Nolasco | 11/24/2013 10:06 AM
NewsNick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Twins and Blue Jays are "circling" Ricky Nolasco.
ImpactThe Dodgers and Phillies are also known to have expressed interest in the veteran right-hander. Nolasco held a 4.68 ERA from 2009-2012 but put together a 3.70 mark for the Marlins and Dodgers during his walk year. He also possesses the durability that teams covet. Nolasco himself is believed to be seeking a five-year, $80 million pact.
Padres interest in Nolasco may be overstated | 11/17/2013 12:05 AM
NewsAccording to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the Padres are not interested in free agent Ricky Nolasco.
Corey Brock on Twitter
ImpactThe Padres are one of the many teams that have been linked to the 30-year-old hurler in recent days, but Brock insists that a union between the two sides isn't happening. The Twins and Giants appear to be the frontrunners at the moment.
Giants won't go four years for Ricky Nolasco | 11/16/2013 5:15 PM
NewsHank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants remain interested in Ricky Nolasco, but are unwilling to offer more than a three-year deal.
Hank Schulman on Twitter
ImpactAccording to Nolasco's agent, his client already has multiple four-year offers on the table, while the Giants are rumored to have proposed a three-year pact. The Twins, Padres, Phillies and Dodgers are also in the hunt for the 30-year-old hurler.
Report: Giants offering Nolasco three years | 11/15/2013 10:34 PM
NewsChris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Giants have offered Ricky Nolasco a three-year contract.
Chris Cotillo on Twitter
ImpactNolasco's agent has already stated publicly that he has multiple four-year offers on the table. Nolasco himself is believed to be seeking a five-year, $80 million pact. The Twins, Phillies, Padres and Dodgers are among the other teams known to have interest thus far.
Giants believed to be in on Nolasco as well | 11/15/2013 9:13 PM
NewsAccording to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Giants are also in the mix for Ricky Nolasco.
Mike Berardino on Twitter
ImpactInterest certainly appears to be heating up for Nolasco, as the Giants join the Twins, Phillies, Padres and Dodgers as teams interested in securing Nolasco. With so many teams in the bidding, it may not be that outlandish to think he'll get the five-year, $80 million deal he's looking for.
Padres also in the hunt for Ricky Nolasco | 11/15/2013 8:16 PM
NewsMike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Padres are also in the hunt for free agent right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
ImpactThe Padres could have a built in advantage in attempting to ink Nolasco, as the 30-year-old hurler grew up in Southern California. The Twins, Phillies and Dodgers are believed to be competing for his services as well, and Nolasco's agent claims his client has multiple four-year offers already on the table.
Phillies could be interested in Ricky Nolasco | 11/15/2013 7:22 PM
NewsChris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Phillies are interested in free agent Ricky Nolasco.
Chris Cotillo on Twitter
ImpactThe 30-year-old right-hander is believed to have multiple four-year offers already on the table, and is said to be seeking a five-year $80 million contract. The Twins have already publicly expessed interest in Nolasco, and there are surely other teams competing for his services as well.
Twins making 'strong push' for Ricky Nolasco | 11/15/2013 8:19 AM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins are making a "strong push" to sign Ricky Nolasco.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactNolasco's agent has said that his client has multiple four-year offers on the table, and it sounds like one of them might be from the Twins. The right-hander is reportedly eyeing a five-year, $80 million contract, but he'll probably fall short of that goal. Nolasco's season ended with a whimper, but he pitched quite well overall, posting a 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 165/46 K/BB ratio in 199 1/3 innings.
Ricky Nolasco has multiple four-year offers | 11/14/2013 4:00 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco's agent told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports that his client has multiple four-year offers.
Report: Ricky Nolasco looking for $80M | 11/07/2013 8:00 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Ricky Nolasco is looking for a five-year, $80 million contract this winter.
ImpactIt would match the deal that former rotation mate Anibal Sanchez received last offseason. Nolasco posted a solid 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 165/46 K/BB ratio over 199 1/3 innings between the Marlins and Dodgers this season. He faded down the stretch, though, and held a combined 4.68 ERA over the previous four campaigns. Needless to say, handing him $80 million would be a huge risk.
Twins could have interest in Ricky Nolasco | 11/01/2013 8:13 PM
NewsMatt Sosnick, the agent for Ricky Nolasco, Josh Johnson and Randy Messenger, said Friday that of his clients, he senses the Twins are most interested in Ricky Nolasco.
Mike Berardino on Twitter
ImpactThe 30-year-old right-hander posted a solid 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 165/46 K/BB ratio over 199 1/3 innings between the Marlins and Dodgers this season. The Twins desperately need an influx of talent and dependable innings eaters in their rotation, and Nolasco certainly fits that mold. He's likely to command a three or four-year deal with an average annual value upwards of $10 million per season.
Ricky Nolasco struggles in Game 4 loss | 10/15/2013 11:50 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco was charged with three runs on three hits and a walk over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
ImpactNolasco pitched well in every inning but the third, but that was enough to do him in, as he allowed an RBI double to Matt Carpenter and long, two-run dinger to Matt Holliday. The right-hander was working on 15 days' rest and hadn't started in even longer than that, so it's no surprise that he failed to deliver a great performance. The Dodgers will turn to Zack Greinke in Game 5 as they try to stave off elimination.
Nolasco officially gets call for Game 4 start | 10/15/2013 3:51 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco will officially start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Bill Shaikin on Twitter
Dodgers leaning toward Nolasco for Game 4 | 10/15/2013 11:22 AM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Dodgers are leaning towards keeping Ricky Nolasco as their starter for Game 4 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactDodgers manager Don Mattingly said after Monday's victory that Nolasco was the Game 4 starter "right now," which left open the possibility that Zack Greinke could get the call on short rest. However, if the Dodgers stick with Nolasco for Game 4, it would enable them to use Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, and Hyun-Jin Ryu on regular rest for the remainder of the series. We should have official news by Tuesday afternoon.
Ricky Nolasco the Game 4 starter 'right now' | 10/14/2013 11:35 PM
NewsDodgers manager Don Mattingly said after Monday's Game 3 win over the Cardinals that Ricky Nolasco remains his starter for Game 4 "right now."
Bill Shaikin on Twitter
ImpactIf the Dodgers had lost, Mattingly almost surely would have gone to Zack Greinke on short rest. It sounds like he might go with Greinke even after the win, as he used the "right now" phrase in reference to Nolasco in the NLDS before ultimately choosing to pitch Clayton Kershaw on short rest. We'll know for sure by Tuesday afternoon.
Ricky Nolasco will get a start during NLCS | 10/10/2013 7:33 PM
NewsDodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Ricky Nolasco will start either Game 3 or 4 of the NLCS.
Dylan Hernandez on Twitter
ImpactHyun-Jin Ryu will start the other game. Nolasco was bumped from the NLDS rotation when the club elected to go with Clayton Kershaw on short rest, but in a seven-game series they can no longer hide the right-hander. He allowed 19 runs over 12 innings in his last three starts of the regular season and will have gone over two weeks in between starts.
Nolasco no longer starting Game 4 of NLDS | 10/07/2013 3:32 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco is no longer starting Game 4 of the NLDS.
Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter
ImpactThe Dodgers are going for the jugular in Monday night's elimination game against the Braves with ace Clayton Kershaw. Nolasco will presumably be in the bullpen.
Nolasco, not Kershaw, to start NLDS Gm. 4 | 10/07/2013 8:39 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco will start NLDS Game 4 vs. the Braves.
Los Angeles Times
ImpactThe Dodgers were considering throwing Clayton Kershaw, but they took a 2-1 series lead over Atlanta on Sunday night and can now save Kershaw for a potential Game 5. Nolasco posted a 3.52 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 75/21 K/BB ratio in 87 innings this season for Los Angeles. If the offense continues to produce, he'll give them a fine chance.
Nolasco tentatively listed as Game 4 starter | 10/06/2013 3:59 PM
NewsDodgers manager Don Mattingly reiterated Sunday that Ricky Nolasco is tentatively listed as the Dodgers starter for Game 4 of the NLDS.
Bill Plunkett on Twitter
ImpactHe did leave the door open in the event that the Dodgers are facing elimination in that ballgame, that the plan could change. In that instance, Clayton Kershaw would get the ball on three days rest, with Zack Greinke coming back for Game 5.
Nolasco rocked for the 3rd straight start | 09/26/2013 1:25 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco's regular season finale didn't go as planned, as he was rocked for six runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings of Wednesday's loss to the Giants.
ImpactHe struck out seven, walked one and piled up 95 pitches before skipper Don Mattingly was forced to summon the bullpen early. Nolasco began his Dodgers' career in brilliant fashion, but he's been skewered for 19 runs -- 17 earned -- over his last three starts. The Dodgers cannot be confident about Nolasco's prospects heading into the playoffs.
Ricky Nolasco escapes with no-decision | 09/19/2013 7:41 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco was rocked for six runs over five innings but managed to take a no-decision in Thursday's 7-6 victory over the Diamondbacks.
ImpactNolasco didn't walk anyone and struck out five, but he allowed nine hits, including four that went for extra bases. The right-hander has been brilliant since arriving with the Dodgers, but he's been lit up for 13 runs -- 11 earned -- over his last two starts. He'll try to get back on track next week in San Francisco.
Ricky Nolasco gives up seven runs to Giants | 09/15/2013 12:50 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco was lit up for seven runs -- five earned -- in 1 1/3 innings by the Giants on Saturday.
ImpactBetter he get it out of his system now than in October. Nolasco allowed as many runs tonight as he did in his previous six starts combined, and he took his first loss in 11 starts since the All-Star break.
Nolasco allows only 1 unearned run in win | 09/10/2013 1:18 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco only gave up an unearned run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings in Monday's victory against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactHe struck out six and walked one. Martin Prado reached second on Juan Uribe's throwing error in the fifth and later came around to score on Didi Gregorius' double. Nolasco hasn't allowed an earned run in three of his last four starts. The right-hander, who improves to 8-1 as a Dodger, draws the Giants on Saturday.
Ricky Nolasco goes eight scoreless in win | 08/28/2013 6:26 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco turned in another eight scoreless innings, striking out 11, in a victory over the Cubs on Wednesday.
ImpactNolasco has pitched 16 scoreless innings his last two times out, and he's 6-1 with a 2.20 ERA in 10 starts since joining the Dodgers. There was good reason for skepticism when the trade with the Marlins was made, but he's been one of the best pickups of the year.
Nolasco hurls 8 shutout innings, beats BoSox | 08/24/2013 12:27 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco tossed a gem on Friday, striking out six over eight shutout innings in a 2-0 victory against the Red Sox.
ImpactIt was the Dodgers' 18th shutout of the season. Nolasco scattered two hits. He was lifted at 101 pitches, a justifiable decision by Don Mattingly with Kenley Jansen lurking in the bullpen. Nolasco has been spectacular throughout his Dodger tenure and improves to 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA over five August starts.
Nolasco yields 2 runs in no-decision vs. PHI | 08/18/2013 4:51 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco surrendered two runs on five hits and a walk over six frames in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
ImpactHe struck out five on the day. Nolasco hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since joining the Dodgers on July 9, but he's finished seven innings in only one of those outings. The right-hander, who earned his third quality start in eight tries for Los Angeles, remains 9-9 with a 3.60 ERA.
Nolasco allows 2 runs on 7 hits in win | 08/13/2013 1:37 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco permitted two runs on seven hits and two walks over 6 1/3 frames in the Dodgers' victory against the Mets on Monday.
ImpactHe struck out only two on the night. Nolasco hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since joining the Dodgers, but he also hadn't completed six innings since July 9, the first time Nolasco pitched for Los Angeles. Nolasco, who earned his second quality start in seven tries for the Dodgers, improves to 9-9 with a 3.62 ERA.
Ricky Nolasco gets no-decision in win | 07/24/2013 11:14 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco permitted two runs on two hits and four walks over 5 2/3 frames in the Dodgers' 8-3 comeback win over the Blue Jays Wednesday.
ImpactNolasco didn't allow a hit until two out in the fifth, but unfortunately he had walked two in the inning before that and both came around to score on the double. He struck out five on the night. Nolasco holds a 3.13 ERA and 1.35 WHIP since arriving with the Dodgers earlier this month. He'll try to keep it going next week at home against the Yankees.
Nolasco gives up two runs in no-decision | 07/19/2013 10:17 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco turned in a decent effort in Friday's no-decision against the Nationals, surrendering two runs on eight hits and a pair of walks in 5 1/3 innings.
ImpactNolasco struck out two on the evening. He pitched in and out of trouble most of the evening, even working out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam without surrendering a run. Through his first three starts with the Dodgers, Nolasco has posted a 3.12 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 11/5 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday.
Nolasco suffers first loss with Dodgers | 07/14/2013 8:51 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco suffered his first loss with the Dodgers on Sunday.
ImpactNolasco allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings, including a two-run shot to Michael Cuddyer. He gave up three walks and had four strikeouts before being pulled from the game at 82 pitches. Nolasco enters the second half with a 6-9 record, 3.76 ERA, and 1.22 WHIP.
Ricky Nolasco picks up a win in Dodgers debut | 07/10/2013 1:12 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco recorded a win in his Dodgers debut by holding the Diamondbacks to one run and four hits in seven innings on Tuesday.
ImpactNolasco struck out five and walked none, giving him an 18/0 K/BB ratio over 19 innings in his last three starts. He'll make his home debut for the Dodgers against the Rockies on Sunday.
Ricky Nolasco to make Dodgers' debut Tuesday | 07/07/2013 2:33 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco will make his Dodgers' debut on Tuesday in Arizona.
Ken Gurnick on Twitter
ImpactHe's booting Chris Capuano from the rotation. Nolasco was acquired from the Dodgers on Saturday after posting a 3.85 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 90/25 K/BB ratio in 112 1/3 innings this season for the Marlins.
Dodgers officially acquire Ricky Nolasco | 07/06/2013 9:40 PM
NewsDodgers acquired RHP Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Josh Wall, RHP Steven Ames and RHP Angel Sanchez.
ImpactThe Dodgers will also cover the entire $5.7 million remaining on Nolasco's contract, and they'll get $197,000 in international cap space in return from Miami. The veteran right-hander should immediately benefit from playing half of his games at pitcher-friendly Dodger stadium, and from the much improved offensive support behind him.
LAD close to completing Ricky Nolasco deal | 07/06/2013 8:28 PM
NewsAccording to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Dodgers are close to acquiring Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins for Steven Ames, Josh Wall and Angel Sanchez.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactThere is also international signing money being exchanged in the deal, and the Dodgers are reportedly going to cover the remainder of Nolasco's salary. With the barrage of injuries that the Dodgers have suffered this season in their starting rotation, Nolasco brings a nice sense of stability and reliability. The 30-year-old right-hander has a solid 3.85 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 90/25 K/BB ratio in 112 1/3 innings this season.
Dodgers 'in serious talks' for Ricky Nolasco | 07/06/2013 5:17 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are in "serious talks" for Ricky Nolasco.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactRosenthal's source said there are three "non upper echelon" prospects that will be heading to Miami if the agreement is finalized. Nolasco, 30, has a 3.85 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 90/25 K/BB ratio in 112 1/3 innings this season. He will be a free agent this winter.
Dodgers and Giants make offers for Nolasco | 07/05/2013 8:27 PM
NewsAccording to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Dodgers and Giants have made the Marlins trade offers to acquire Ricky Nolasco.
ImpactThe Dodgers are reportedly offering a pitching prospect, and are willing to take on the entire $5.7 million remaining on Nolasco's salary. The Giants are said to be offering a pair of pitching prospects, but aren't as willing to eat Nolasco's salary. With two offers already in hand, and other teams rumored to be interested in acquiring Nolasco, the Marlins should wind up with a nice package in return for the right-hander.
Nolasco wins fifth, Marlins beat Braves 6-3 | 07/03/2013 10:31 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco allowed two runs over seven innings as the Marlins beat the Braves 6-3 on Wednesday.
ImpactIn what may amount to a final audition, Nolasco showed why multiple teams are after his services. The right-hander allowed six hits in his seven innings, walking none while striking out seven. He's now 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA this season. Where and for whom he makes his next start is anybody's guess at this point.
Nolasco expected to start Wednesday for Fish | 07/03/2013 2:23 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that "all signs point to" Ricky Nolasco pitching for the Marlins on Wednesday night against the Braves.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactThe Marlins are aggressively shopping Nolasco at the moment, but it doesn't appear that anything is imminent. It's worth noting that the weather forecast in Atlanta isn't especially promising, so a postponement could give the Marlins some extra time. The Dodgers are considered the favorites to land Nolasco, though the Rockies, Giants, Padres, and Orioles have also been mentioned as possibilities.
Report: Dodgers frontrunner for Ricky Nolasco | 07/03/2013 1:10 PM
NewsJoe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers "appear to be the frontrunner" to land Marlins' right-hander Ricky Nolasco in a trade.
ImpactThe Marlins are trying to move Nolasco as soon as possible -- and a deal could get done before his scheduled start on Wednesday -- but they haven't found an offer to their liking yet. This is because they want prospects in return as well as the acquiring team to offer salary relief. However, they'll likely have to compromise. The Rockies, Giants, and Padres are among the other teams who have inquired about Nolasco. The Orioles have been involved in talks, though they might have less interest now that they have acquired Scott Feldman from the Cubs.
Marlins drop asking price for Ricky Nolasco | 07/02/2013 6:27 PM
NewsESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Marlins have dropped their asking price for Ricky Nolasco.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactThey're doing it in order to move Nolasco as soon as possible. The Fish had been wanting a good prospect, as well as the acquiring team to cover all of the righty's salary, but they might have to settle for one or the other. Olney said the Dodgers are still viewed as the front-runners to land him. The Giants, Rangers and Rockies are also in the mix, while the Orioles are probably on the outskirts following the Scott Feldman addition.
LAD, BAL, SF, TEX, and COL in on Nolasco | 07/02/2013 10:49 AM
NewsCBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by "a person familiar with the talks" that the Dodgers, Orioles, Giants, Rangers, and Rockies are among the teams interested in trading for Marlins' right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
ImpactThe Padres are another possible suitor. The Dodgers were reportedly deep in talks for Nolasco last week and are considered the favorite by some since they appear willing to absorb the remaining $5.5 million left on his contract, but the Marlins haven't found an offer to their liking yet. The Rockies are said to have offered two decent prospects in return, but are reluctant to pay his remaining salary. Some say the Marlins would prefer to deal Nolasco before his next start on Wednesday, but they are still holding out for the right offer to come along. The impending free agent has a 3.93 ERA and 83/25 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings this season.
Ricky Nolasco handed loss by Padres | 06/28/2013 10:52 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco was tagged for six runs (five earned) over five innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.
ImpactMentioned prominently in trade rumors this week, Nolasco gave up a season-high 11 hits (including a two-run homer by Logan Forsythe) while striking out six and walking none. He has failed to complete six innings in three out of his last four starts. That's not going to help his trade value. Assuming he makes another start with the Marlins, he'll face the Braves next week in Atlanta.
Padres, Giants also in on Ricky Nolasco | 06/27/2013 9:19 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres and Giants are the Dodgers' chief competitors for Ricky Nolasco.
ImpactRosenthal adds that the Orioles "are less confident of their chances" and the Rockies "no longer appear to be a factor." A rival executive told Rosenthal that the Marlins want a "good" prospect for the righty and for the team that acquire him to assume all of his contract.
Dodgers 'deep into talks' for Ricky Nolasco | 06/26/2013 11:21 PM
NewsMark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports that the Dodgers are "deep into trade talks" with the Marlins regarding Ricky Nolasco.
ESPN Los Angeles
Impact"There have been interesting discussions. Hard to know if anything's close right now," Saxon's source said. The Marlins seem ready to move Nolasco well before the trade deadline, as they have Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) nearing a return from the DL and would like to just slide him into Nolasco's spot. The Rockies, Giants, and Padres are among the other clubs that reportedly have interest in the right-hander.
Rockies' pursuit of Ricky Nolasco breaks down | 06/26/2013 5:58 PM
NewsAccording to ESPN's Buster Olney, there has been a breakdown in the negotiations between the Rockies and Marlins involving a trade of right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactOlney says there is a disagreement over which side would pick up what remains of Nolasco's $11.5 million salary for 2013. And that's no surprise. Nolasco has a cool 3.68 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 77/25 K/BB ratio in 100 1/3 innings this season for Miami, but he finished with a 4.48 ERA in 2012 and a 4.67 ERA in 2011. The Giants, Dodgers and Padres are also thought to have some degree of trade interest.
SF, LAD, COL and SD all interested in Nolasco | 06/25/2013 1:48 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants, Dodgers, Rockies and Padres are among the five teams interested in trading for Marlins' right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
ImpactThe Diamondbacks are the only NL West team not involved. Rosenthal hears that the Orioles are also in the mix, while other reports have indicated that the Yankees could have interest. Nolasco, an impending free agent, owns an impressive 3.68 ERA and 77/25 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings this season. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News and Buster Olney of ESPN are both reporting that the Marlins are shopping him aggressively.
Marlins aggressively shopping Ricky Nolasco | 06/24/2013 12:33 PM
NewsAndy Martino of the New York Daily News was told that the Marlins are "being very aggressive" in shopping their available pitchers, namely Ricky Nolasco.
New York Daily News
ImpactNolasco has a cool 3.68 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 77/25 K/BB ratio over his first 100 1/3 innings this season, and the Fish probably want to cash in before the right-hander begins to regress. The Orioles and Yankees are thought to have some interest. Nolasco, 30, is making $11.5 million this year. He'll be a free agent this winter.
Nolasco allows three runs on nine hits in ND | 06/22/2013 2:53 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco didn't show up with his best stuff Friday in San Francisco, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks.
ImpactThe 30-year-old struck out only one in the no-decision. Though he's just 4-7, the right-hander has put up an encouraging 3.68 ERA and 1.20 WHIP this season. In addition, Nolasco seems likely to be moved before the trade deadline, which should lead to more victories.
Ricky Nolasco holds down Cards Sunday | 06/16/2013 4:40 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco tossed seven innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Cardinals.
ImpactNolasco allowed just three singles, walked one and struck out four in an impressive showing. Though he's just 4-7, the right-hander has put up a solid 3.61 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the Marlins this season. He's a virtual certainty to be moved to a contender at the trade deadline. Nolasco gets the Giants on the road next.
Nolasco drawing interest from O's and Yankees | 06/11/2013 1:38 PM
NewsESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Orioles and Yankees are among the teams who already have interest in trading for Marlins' right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
ImpactNolasco, an impending free agent, has a solid 3.80 ERA and 72/22 K/BB ratio in 87 2/3 innings across 14 starts this season. He should be a marketable piece for Miami leading up to the trade deadline, as he figures to be a more affordable option than the likes of Cliff Lee or Matt Garza.
Marlins open to trading starter Ricky Nolasco | 06/06/2013 10:54 AM
NewsMLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are open to moving right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
ImpactIt's not exactly breaking news, as Nolasco has been dangled in trade talks for three years running. The 30-year-old right-hander has a 3.61 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 67/20 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings this season. He is making $11.5 million on the final year of his current deal. Ryan Webb is also believed to be available.
Nolasco stumbles late in ND against Phillies | 06/04/2013 11:11 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Tuesday.
ImpactNolasco was in line for the win before allowing two seventh-inning runs. He was otherwise very good, allowing just four hits on the night while striking out six. Despite having pitched pretty well, Nolasco is just 3-6 on the year pitching for the lowly Marlins. His next start will come Monday against the Brewers.
Nolasco goes seven-plus strong but Fish lose | 05/25/2013 10:01 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco held the White Sox to one run in 7 2/3 innings Saturday but the Marlins lost.
ImpactMiami scored just one run all night on a ninth-inning solo home run from Derek Dietrich. Nolasco was great, yielding eight hits but no walks and fanning six. The right-hander has a cool 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 56/14 K/BB ratio in 69 innings this season, and will try to keep it going next week against the Rays.
Ricky Nolasco punches out 11 D'Backs hitters | 05/19/2013 4:37 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco whiffed 11 batters while holding the Diamondbacks to one run over eight frames in Sunday's 2-1 win.
ImpactNolasco came out for the ninth trying to finish off a shutout but was pulled after giving up a leadoff double to Didi Gregorius. The bullpen let the inherited runner score but eventually closed it out in nail-biting fashion. Nolasco has gone through his typical ups and downs but ultimately has pitched pretty well for the Fish, posting a 3.96 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He'll face the White Sox next weekend.
Nolasco roughed up by Reds for fifth loss | 05/14/2013 11:31 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco allowed six runs in five innings as the Marlins lost to the Reds on Tuesday.
ImpactNolasco surrendered two bases-loaded walks in the second inning before Xavier Paul broke the game open with a base-clearing double to cap the Reds' scoring. He settled down after that, but the damage was already done. Like most Marlins pitchers, Nolasco won't get many wins and should be largely ignored in fantasy realms. Since he will continue to pitch in real life, though, his next start will come Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Ricky Nolasco fans nine in 1-0 loss | 05/08/2013 6:17 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco struck out nine while allowing one run in seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.
ImpactRicky is probably wishing he got that trade right about now; the Marlins have scored one or no runs in five of his eight starts this season, leaving him 2-4 despite a reasonable 3.72 ERA. He has a 34/11 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.
Ricky Nolasco serves up three homers in loss | 05/03/2013 10:04 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco served up three home runs, and allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings of work, in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday.
ImpactNolasco walked one and struck out four on the evening. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Domonic Brown all tallied solo shots to right field against him. He'll carry a 2-3 record and 4.14 ERA into Wednesday's start against the Padres in San Diego.
Ricky Nolasco moves to 2-2 | 04/28/2013 4:29 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco won his second game Sunday, holding the Cubs to three runs over seven frames in the 6-4 victory.
ImpactNolasco struck out only two, but he also gave up just four hits and two walks. Closer Steve Cishek allowed a leadoff homer in the ninth, but he then retired the next three batters to preserve the win. Nolasco has been a bright spot early on for the Fish, posting a solid 3.82 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over six starts. He has a tough matchup next weekend in Philly.
Nolasco good enough to earn 1st win vs. Twins | 04/24/2013 12:14 AM
NewsRicky Nolasco allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings as the Marlins beat the Twins on Tuesday.
ImpactNolasco helped the Marlins split the doubleheader with the Twins, as he limited Minnesota to six hits and a walk in his five innings. On a bad team and without much upside, Nolasco can be ignored outside of NL-only leagues. Nolasco will return to the mound Monday against the Mets.
Nolasco allows four runs in loss to Nationals | 04/17/2013 10:37 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Marlins lost to the Nationals on Wednesday.
ImpactNolasco wasn't awful, but Miami pitchers have little margin for error this year. He struck out six but surrendered seven hits, including a home run and triple to Kurt Suzuki. He next pitches Monday against the Twins.
Ricky Nolasco solid in no-decision vs. Phills | 04/12/2013 11:26 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco pitched a solid ballgame in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday, allowing just one run on seven hits over his six innings of work.
ImpactNolasco walked one and struck out one in the contest. The only blemish against him was an RBI double from Domonic Brown in the sixth inning. While he has yet to end up in the win column, Nolasco owns a solid 3.12 ERA and 1.27 through his first two outings. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes on the Nationals at home on Wednesday.
Nolasco allows two runs, Marlins fall to Nats | 04/01/2013 3:23 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco allowed two runs over six innings Monday in the Marlins' season-opening loss to the Nationals.
ImpactBoth runs came on Bryce Harper solo blasts. Nolasco was fairly sharp otherwise, striking out five batters and yielding only one additional hit. He will face off against the Mets in his second outing of 2013.
Nolasco goes six innings against Mets | 03/22/2013 10:13 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco held the Mets to just one run over six innings Friday night.
ImpactNolasco limited the Mets to just four hits, but he also issued two walks and hit two batters. Still, the Mets couldn't get much going against him. The 30-year-old right-hander holds a 3.48 ERA over five starts during Grapefruit League play and will get the call on Opening Day against the Nationals. Wins are going to be hard to come by with the weak-hitting Marlins' lineup, but Nolasco could become trade bait around midseason.
Rocky Nolasco goes six scoreless | 03/17/2013 4:39 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco blanked the Cardinals for six innings Sunday in the Marlins' 6-0 victory.
ImpactNolasco was hit on the left arm by a Jon Jay comebacker on his very first pitch of the game, but he stayed in after a visit from the trainer and had a great day. His spring ERA dropped from 7.27 to 4.30.
Ricky Nolasco gives up four homers in loss | 03/12/2013 5:20 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco was lit up for seven runs and four homers in three innings by the Astros on Tuesday.
ImpactCarlos Pena, Brett Wallace, Matt Dominguez and Jason Castro all took Nolasco deep with the wind blowing out to left field today. We won't be too hard on him, not with it being his first poor outing in three starts this spring.
Ricky Nolasco to start Opening Day | 03/07/2013 3:51 PM
NewsRicky Nolasco was named the Marlins' Opening Day starter after striking out six in 3 2/3 innings against the Mets on Thursday.
ImpactNolasco was charged with an unearned run in the game. It's the only run he's allowed in 5 2/3 innings this spring.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||8.0||3 times-last:vs. ChN||last:Aug 28||9.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||11||2 times-last:vs. ChN||last:Aug 28||7|
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||1.0||vs. Col||Sep 29||-999.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||1||vs. Col||Sep 29||-999|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||212.1||2008 (Fla)|
|Games Started||33||2 times-last: 2013 (Mia/LA)|
|Completed Games||3||2012 (Mia)|
|Hits Allowed||244||2011 (Fla)|
|Runs Allowed||117||2011 (Fla)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||107||2011 (Fla)|
|Home Runs Allowed||28||2008 (Fla)|
|Earned Run Average||3.52||2008 (Fla)|