A Southern California native, Ricky Nolasco's career numbers at AT&T Park (4-0, 0.87) suggest he feels equally at home in the Northern California. A question Nolasco received before Thursday's series opener was how he'd feel about making it a semi-permanent residence.

The non-waiver trade deadline still is about six weeks away, but the Giants and some other teams already have been loosely linked to Nolasco. According to an American League source that has checked in with the Marlins, they already have begun doing legwork on a Nolasco trade and multiple teams have expressed interest.

"They don't screw around," the source said. "The second they get the deal they like they'll do it."