Skip to main content

Twins send hobbled Nolasco to disabled list

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Ricky Nolasco is heading to the disabled list.

The Twins' 32-year-old starting pitcher was placed on the 15-day DL, the team announced Thursday, retroactive to June 1.

Nolasco had to leave Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays in the second inning after experiencing some pain in his right ankle.He appeared to come down awkwardly after a pitch, and tried to throw through it, but was pulled after giving up consecutive hits.

The Pioneer Press reported an MRI showed no structural damage -- doctors think it could be related to a bone fragment from a previous injury he suffered back in high school.

He’s 5 and 1 with a 5.51 ERA this season, but had won five straight starts in May.

While that may be a blow to the rotation, it does make things easier from a roster management standpoint.

The Twins had planned to call up Tommy Millone to start Thursday afternoon's series finale in Boston, but needed to make a roster move to free up a spot.

Putting Nolasco on the DL solves that problem, opening a slot for the 28-year-old Millone to come in.

The lefty was 2-1 with a 4.76 ERA during a brief major league stint in April – but since being sent down to AAA Rochester last month, he's 4-0 with a 0.70 ERA.

One other move: The Twins returned right-handed pitcher Michael Tonkin to Rochester after he served as the Twins' 26th man during Wednesday's doubleheader.

The Twins (31-21) take on starter Steven Wright and the Red Sox (24-30) at 3:05 p.m. Thursday.

Next Up

ambulance

Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth

A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

police tape, crime scene

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 7.48.35 AM

Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots

The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020,  resulted in one man's death.

Rep. Ilhan Omar

Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar

The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.

Screen Shot 2022-01-15 at 9.53.04 AM

Reports: 6 names surface in Vikings' search for new head coach

Six names have surfaced Saturday in the Minnesota Vikings' hunt for a new head coach.

Pexels - face mask covid holding

Minnetonka approves mask mandate in emergency ordinance

The mandate officially goes into effect Monday night.

snow, measuring snow, snow totals

Here are the snow totals from Friday's winter storm in Minnesota

There was a sharp gradient around the Twin Cities, with the highest amounts in southwestern Minnesota.

Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello scores twice, Wild win third straight

A team effort helped Minnesota dispatch the Ducks.

Rep. Tou Xiong

State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

St Lukes Duluth GSV Pro

Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

ridgeview urgent care facebook

Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

Related