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Oh, Ricky you’re not so fine. In what results in one of the biggest none shocking things ever to happen in the world, Ricky Nolasco is being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. The Minnesota Twins have called up Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester to take Nolasco’s roster spot.
Usually I don’t like to be so brutally honest, but we all none what is coming…. Nolasco has been horrible in his Twins career thus far. Nolasco has made 18 starts and currently sits with a 5-7 record and an ERA of 5.90. Nolasco currently leads the American League in hits allowed (140) and earned runs allowed (68).
This injury popping up is a little suspicious. After Nolasco’s last start, Manager Ron Gardenhire hinted at the fact that Nolasco wouldn’t be making his next start and mentioned that the club was thinking about putting the former Florida/Miami Marlin out into the bullpen.
The signing of Nolasco looked to be a great sign of things to come for the Twins this offseason. The move came after a year when the Twins had an absolutely horrible rotation and half a season in, not a whole lot has been changed especially by the presence of Nolasco.
Ricky Nolasco, the highest paid free agent signing in Twins history, is now in limbo. He’ll get another shot, but how many shots can the Twins afford. I don’t think the Twins can afford a shelling every five days through 2017, that’s how long Nolasco is signed for. I know, I know.