It seems official. The Minnesota Twins have signed right-hander Ricky Nolasco according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish and a change in Nolasco’s own Twitter avatar.
(I know. I’m also amazed at how we are now breaking MLB transactions.)
The Twins needed to add starting pitching and the signing of Nolasco is a good start for the rebuilding franchise.
Last season, Nolasco was 13-11 with a 3.70 ERA and a WHIP of 1.209 splitting time between the Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nolasco has pitched seven full major league seasons all being in the National League, the seemingly better league for pitchers. Nolasco had spent his whole career with Florida/Miami until being traded this last July 6 to the Dodgers.
Nolasco has a career 4.37 ERA and a 1.288 career WHIP. Nolasco will be 31 when the Twins open Spring Training.
No details of the contract (salary, years) have yet been released.
UPDATE: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is reporting the following details for the Ricky Nolasco deal.