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Ricky Nolasco
ERA W-L K
5.24 4-12 113
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-2 / 215 NFBC ADP: 679.31
Position: SPBorn: 12/13/1982 Birthplace: Corona, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Cubs (2001)


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Aug. 5 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Nolasco allowed five runs and six hits - including three homers - in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the A's.
Analysis: Nolasco has now alternated good and bad performances in his last four starts, allowing two runs over 14 innings in the two good ones but 11 runs in eight in the other two. He'll get the ball Wednesday against a Cubs team he is 7-2 with a 2.81 ERA lifetime against, but hasn't faced since 2013.
Aug. 1 1:44 PM PT2:44 PM MT3:44 PM CT4:44 PM ET16:44 ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST4:14 PM VEN0:44 UAE (+1)3:44 PM CT-The Angels acquired Nolasco and fellow right-hander Alex Meyer from the Twins on Monday for starting pitcher Hector Santiago and Double-A reliever Alan Busenitz.
Analysis: Nolasco went 15-22 with a 5.44 ERA for the Twins since signing a $49 million, four-year contract before the 2014 season. He's 4-8 with a 5.13 ERA in 21 starts this season.
July 30 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-Nolasco was brilliant for a season-high eight innings Friday, allowing one run and three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in a 12-inning win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Nolasco's best performance of the season may have come at a very good time for the Twins because he has been among the names rumored to be on the block with the trade deadline approaching. He's provided Minnesota with a quality start in four of his last five outings.
May 30 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Nolasco allowed two runs on three hits over six innings and may have saved his rotation spot Sunday with the Twins.
Analysis: Nolasco rebounded from his worst start of the season his last time out. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings with six runs allowed on eight hits to the Kansas City Royals. Entering Sunday, Nolasco was carrying an 8.14 ERA in May.
Apr. 22 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Nolasco picked up his first victory in Thursday's 8-1 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: He held the Brewers to one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings while walking one and striking out seven.
Apr. 11 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Nolasco had a fine first start Sunday, allowing one run and three hits over seven innings in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Nolasco had to earn a spot in the rotation after going 5-2 with a 6.75 ERA last season.
Mar. 29 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-The Twins have finalized their 25-man regular season roster, making Nolasco their fifth starter. The Twins announced Tuesday they've optioned right-hander Tyler Duffey to Triple-A Rochester with left-hander Ryan O'Rourke. Left-hander Logan Darnell and right-hander Brandon Kintzler were reassigned to minor-league camp.
Analysis: Duffey, who was competing with Nolasco, went 5-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts as a rookie last year. Nolasco has a 5.64 ERA over his last two injury-affected seasons with the Twins. He'll follow Ervin Santana, Kyle Gibson, Phil Hughes and Tommy Milone in the rotation.

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