Ricky Nolasco RUMORS & NEWS

  • Twins agree to contract with righthander Nolasco

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The rebuilding of the Twins’ starting rotation apparently has begun, with Ricky Nolasco as the beneficiary. The veteran righthander, who has won 89 games in eight major-league seasons, agreed to a free-agent contract with the Twins on Wednesday, several media outlets reported, though the Twins..." November 28

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Twins agree to terms with Ricky Nolasco.

  • Twins in on Arroyo, Nolasco, Garza, Pelfrey, Hughes and all who start

    CBSSports.com "The Twins are said by people familiar with their situation to have inquired about just about every available starting pitcher. Although Bronson Arroyo, Ricky Nolasco and ex-Twin Matt Garza have been linked to the Twins most often, they've also inquired about other top starters like Ervin Santana..." November 26

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #SFGiants offering Nolasco three years.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Twins making strong push for Nolasco.

  • Ricky Nolasco's agent says the free-agent starter has multiple four-year offers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent right-hander Ricky Nolasco has multiple four-year contract offers, his agent told Yahoo Sports on Thursday, highlighting the huge market for starting pitching and rising prices for innings-eating arms. "I believe the market for multiple-year starting pitching will start to reveal..." November 14

  • Santana, Nolasco looking to cash in

    Fox Sports "By the end of the offseason, Tim Lincecum’s stunning two-year, $35 million contract with the Giants might almost seem like a bargain. Free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana is seeking more than $100 million on a five-year deal, and righty Ricky Nolasco $80 million over the same term, according..." November 08

  • Dodgers say Nolasco will get Game 4 start

    MLB.com "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly mostly affirmed Monday night that Ricky Nolasco will start Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series for Los Angeles. But it might be wise to continue to refer to Nolasco as a "probable" starter. Mattingly stopped just short of issuing an..." October 15

  • Ricky Nolasco to start Game 4 for Dodgers

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers plan to start veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco -- and not ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw -- in Game 4 of the National League division series on Monday Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt told the The Times. The Dodgers had considered using Kershaw on short rest if they faced..." October 07

  • Nolasco slated for Game 4, Kershaw available

    Fox Sports West "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly still insists that right-hander Ricky Nolasco will be his starter in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Monday but if the Dodgers find themselves on the brink of elimination it's likely that Clayton Kershaw will be called. Mattingly doesn't want to..." October 06

  • Nolasco shines in Dodgers' 6-1 win over D-Backs

    Los Angeles Times "After Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke with pitches above the shoulder, sparking a brawl in the Dodgers 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks on June 11, catcher Tim Federowicz said the team hoped they would face Kennedy again this season. Tuesday they did. And after Kennedy plunked..." July 10

  • Ricky Nolasco officially traded to Los Angeles Dodgers

    Sporting News "As one of the top starting pitchers on the trade market, Ricky Nolasco's name has been mentioned very often in trade rumors over the past couple of weeks. And now the Miami Marlins starting pitcher is heading west in a four-player trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers confirmed the..." July 07

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dodgers in serious talks for #Marlins’ Nolasco. Would trade 3 prospects, none upper echelon. “Getting close,” one source says.

  • Dodgers, Giants make offers for Nolasco

    MLB.com "At least two offers are on the table for Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco. According to a league source familiar with the talks, the Dodgers are offering a pitching prospect and are also willing to assume the remaining nearly $5.7 million Nolasco will make this season. The Giants are said..." July 05

  • Dollars, no sense, stall Nolasco deal

    Fox Sports "The Marlins generally are aggressive and decisive in trade discussions. But with right-hander Ricky Nolasco, they may have waited too long. Many in the industry expected Nolasco to be the first starting pitcher traded. Instead, the Cubs jumped the market Tuesday, sending righty Scott Feldman to..." July 03

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Marlins starting to adjust the asking price on Nolasco, reflecting their desire to move him ASAP. Dodgers still regarded as frontrunner.

  • Dodgers 'deep into talks' for Marlins' Ricky Nolasco

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers are deep into trade talks with the Miami Marlins about pitcher Ricky Nolasco, a source confirmed Wednesday. Nolasco, 30, is 4-7 with a 3.68 ERA for the 27-50 Marlins. The Southern California native is set to become a free agent after the season. The Marlins reportedly..." June 27

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Rockies had talks MIA re:Nolasco, but there has been a breakdown in conversations because of who would pick up rest of $11.5m '13 salary

  • NL West pursuing Nolasco

    Fox Sports "Not surprisingly, the heaviest action on Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco is coming from the hotly contested NL West. Four of the five teams in the West — the Giants, Dodgers, Padres and Rockies — have expressed interest in Nolasco, according to major-league sources. The Orioles, another..." June 25

  • MLB Trade Deadline Notes: Hughes, Chamberlain, Nolasco, and more

    New York Daily News "Given their depth in the rotation and bullpen, and their need for a bat, it seems like a tidy little solution for the Yanks to look into moving Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, both of whom will be free agents -- and both of whom have been rendered less important this year by inconsistent..." June 24

  • Source: Marlins begin legwork on Nolasco move

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "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..." June 21

  • Nolasco drawing interest from O's and Yankees

    ESPN.com "Here's Rumblings' nomination for the first starting pitcher traded this summer: Ricky Nolasco. The Marlins have Nate Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez nearing a return from the disabled list. So it's feasible that Nolasco could be dealt weeks before the trading deadline, with the Orioles and..." June 11

  • Giants will look to trade for starting pitcher

    CBSSports.com "The Giants are never afraid to make a trade in July, and they have two World Series titles in the last three years to show for it. But it's been years since the Giants have needed to trade for a starting pitcher in July. Ten years. Sidney Ponson, acquired in July 2003 from the Orioles, for Ryan..." June 11

  • Miami Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco ‘moving forward’ after offseason of discontent

    Palm Beach Post "Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco has pitched in front of big crowds before, but nothing compared to the energy he felt in October as a spectator at a soccer match in Barcelona. “Real Madrid versus Barcelona,” Nolasco recalled Wednesday. “There was like 99,000 people. I’ve never seen a crowd so..." February 14

  • Miami Marlins may trade Yunel Escobar next; Ricky Nolasco says he wants out

    Miami Herald "Signs are pointing to Yunel Escobar becoming the next player traded by the Marlins. If it was up to him, Ricky Nolasco — unhappy with the team's direction — wouldn't mind joining him on the way out of Miami. A source said Monday at baseball's Winter Meetings that Escobar could be "on the move"..." December 04

  • Ricky Nolasco Wants Trade From Miami Marlins

    Fish Stripes "The Miami Marlins are apparently shopping Yunel Escobar, but the team may also have to ship away Ricky Nolasco as well. According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Nolasco's agent Matt Sosnick reports that his client would like to be traded from the Marlins. "Ricky and I have spoken a lot since the..." December 03

  • Ricky Nolasco coughs up early lead in Miami Marlins' loss to Phillies

    Miami Herald "With four hits in the first inning, everything started out so well for the Marlins hitters. It didn't last long. The Marlins (67-91) failed to hold on to a three-run, first-inning lead as Miami's bats went silent, and the Phillies (79-79) lit up starter Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins bullpen for..." September 30

  • Nolasco blanks Nationals again as bats stay hot

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ricky Nolasco admitted to having what he termed "a gray cloud" in the middle of his season. From July 15 through Aug. 16, he took the loss in five of seven outings, including five in a row. His skies have cleared. Nolasco on Sunday shut out the Nationals on four hits in the Marlins' 8-0 win..." September 10

  • Ricky Nolasco hurls second shutout in three starts

    Hardball Talk "For the second time in two weeks, Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco has pitched a shutout against the Nationals. He hurled a four-hitter Sunday in Miami's 8-0 victory. Nolasco also shut out the Nationals on Aug. 28. He had just two shutouts in 173 career starts before doubling that total in..." September 09

  • Nolasco ends losing streak with help from Marlins' 'pen, bats

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In terms of pitching jams, it was the rough equivalent of being handcuffed and sealed in an overflowing milk can. The Dodgers loaded the bases with two out in the second for Matt Kemp, who worked a 3-0 count on Ricky Nolasco. The ensuing Kemp strikeout was one of multiple escapes that Nolasco..." August 12

  • Ricky Nolasco shelled against Red Sox as Miami Marlins sink deeper

    Miami Herald "Logan Morrison rattled Pesky's Pole. But he also struck the Green Monster with such force that the impact shook the numbers on the hand-operated scoreboard. The pole job was a home run — a solo shot — good for one Marlins run. The Monster slam was Morrison himself crashing into the antique..." June 21

  • Nolasco passes Willis as Marlins all-time wins leader

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ricky Nolasco's name may not resonate with some of those on the Marlins' World Series teams, the likes of Beckett, Willis, Hernandez and Brown. But no pitcher has won as many games in a Marlins uniform as the right-hander from Beaumont, Calif. Nolasco, who came from the Cubs in a trade for Juan..." May 23

  • Nolasco tries again to pass Willis for Marlins' wins record

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's Take Three in Ricky Nolasco's bid to take sole possession of the Marlins' record for victories that he shares with Dontrelle Willis at 68. Coming off losses in his past two starts, Nolasco is most concerned with doing his part in continuing the strong month by Marlins starting pitchers as..." May 22

  • Historic chance for Ricky Nolasco missed as Miami Marlins fall to Atlanta Braves

    Miami Herald "Thursday night's game was supposed to be all about Ricky Nolasco getting another chance at notching his 69th victory and making franchise history. Take two, though, didn't go well either. Five days after having his worst start of the season in a loss to the Mets, Nolasco endured his..." May 18

  • Nolasco ties Willis for franchise wins mark as Marlins sweep

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dontrelle Willis can still claim a share of the title. It shouldn't be long before Ricky Nolasco takes full ownership of it. Nolasco allowed two runs over seven innings Sunday in the Marlins' 6-3 win at Petco Park, earning his 68th career victory to tie Willis as the franchise's winningest..." May 07

  • Miami Marlins' Ricky Nolasco comfortable pitching in California

    Miami Herald "Even though he has spent his entire major-league career with the Marlins, Ricky Nolasco never felt as comfortable pitching in South Florida as much as he has in his home state of California. Further proof came Tuesday night when Nolasco — with major assists from relievers Edward Mujica and..." May 03

  • Mujica, Bell deliver as Nolasco improves to 4-0 at AT&T Park

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Edward Mujica and Heath Bell respectively punctuated the conclusion of the eighth and ninth innings late Tuesday with fist pumps. Not a gesture Marlins relievers or anyone else on the club has found much occasion to employ lately. They were more than merited on this night as the Marlins hung on..." May 02

  • Greg Dobbs, Ricky Nolasco help Marlins sweep Cubs with 5-3 win

    Miami Herald "Midweek afternoon baseball games at Sun Life Stadium usually weren't good for attendance. Crowds on sweltering school days could often be counted by the hundreds, and the energy level in the building, players said, was often lacking. Maybe that will change under the air-conditioning comfort at..." April 20

  • Miami Marlins' Ricky Nolasco closes in on wins mark

    Miami Herald "Ricky Nolasco achieved one Marlins' milestone last season. Nolasco is approaching another, and it's a statistic the Marlins need as they return home this weekend. Nolasco, who became the team's career strikeout leader last year, is three wins shy of matching Dontrelle Willis for the most..." April 13

  • Ricky Nolasco falters again as Florida Marlins fall to Brewers

    Miami Herald "It was fitting that in the final road game of what has been a miserable season for the Marlins, two members from the most miserable Marlins team of them all — the '98 club that lost 108 — saw action at Miller Park on Sunday. Craig Counsell and Mark Kotsay, now with Milwaukee, didn't play..." September 26

  • Source: Frustrated Marlins to consider trading underperforming Nolasco

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ricky Nolasco's season ended Sunday. So perhaps did his tenure with the Marlins Get your Marlins Tickets now!. A source who spoke with a Marlins front office member after Nolasco's latest disheartening start said the club will give serious thought to trading him this offseason. Despite their..." September 26

  • Elusive third out foils Marlins Nolasco

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The two home runs allowed stung, but what soured Ricky Nolasco's night Monday was the inability to get the last out of the seventh inning. The Marlins right-hander had a 4-2 lead with two outs and the bases empty when he gave up a single and two walks. Lefty Mike Dunn came in to face Michael..." September 20

  • McKeon: J.J.'s injury hurt Sanchez, Nolasco

    Miami Herald "The loss of Josh Johnson clearly stung the Marlins as a team. But manager Jack McKeon said he also believes the injured pitcher's absence from the rotation since mid-May has had an adverse effect on two of his teammates: fellow starters Ricky Nolasco and Anibal Sanchez. "When J.J. went..." September 10

  • Florida Marlins' starting rotation loaded with concerns

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Much attention has been directed toward the struggles of the Marlins' offense through this season gone awry. There may be cause for greater concern about the decline of the starting rotation. With ace Josh Johnson out since May with shoulder inflammation, Marlins starters have slipped to 14th..." August 26

  • Marlins' Nolasco overcomes hit parade to prevail

    Miami Herald "Ricky Nolasco was too spent to stand and talk to reporters. After surviving a 12-hit assault by the Braves and enduring the 90-degree heat for the better part of two hours on Sunday, Nolasco was sapped. But he was also victorious. "It happened," Nolasco said. "I don't know how, but it..." August 01

  • McKeon: Nolasco can be 20-game winner

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Starting pitchers blow up. It happens to everybody once in a while. To Ricky Nolasco, it happens more than it should. Nolasco, Tuesday's starter in Washington, is coming off the worst start of his career. He gave up nine earned runs on nine hits over 1 1/3 innings in a 14-3 loss to the Padres..." July 26

  • Nolasco hits another bump in the road

    Miami Herald "There are no mulligans in baseball, but if not for a few tough starts, Ricky Nolasco would rank among the National League's ERA leaders. Removing three games from his season slate would drop his ERA by more than a run. "Sometimes it's just a slight adjustment from maybe a hitter or two,"..." July 25

  • Nolasco goes the distance in Marlins' fourth straight win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The spotlight set up in front of the Sun Life Stadium press box for the post-game Cirque Dreams show wasn't unveiled until the eighth. Ricky Nolasco pitched as if it was pointed at him all game. Nolasco held the Astros to a run on seven hits for his sixth career complete game in the Marlins'..." July 10

  • Ramirez, Morrison homer as Nolasco blanks Athletics

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ricky Nolasco envisioned former Marlins teammate Josh Willingham giving his fellow Athletics hitters the lowdown, how he lives and dies with breaking stuff. That's why Nolasco threw more fastballs late Wednesday than he has all season. The end result was Nolasco's second career shutout and a..." June 30

  • Ricky Nolasco takes whipping in his first loss of season

    Miami Herald "After watching his pitcher give up 15 hits, his shortstop leave the game early with a back injury, his lineup held to two hits, his outfielders throw the ball all over the place, and his team go down to a humbling 8-0 defeat, Edwin Rodriguez saw no reason to sugarcoat the loss. When a reporter..." May 30