Posted November 27, 2013

Report: Twins, pitcher Ricky Nolasco agree to 4-year, $49 million deal

Ricky Nolasco went 13-11 last season with two teams. (Jeff Gross Getty Images

New Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco went 13-11 last season with the Marlins and the Dodgers. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Twins and pitcher Ricky Nolasco agreed to a four-year deal worth $49 million, with a club option for a fifth year, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

According to the report, Nolasco will make $12 million a season from 2014-17, and the club option is worth $13 million with a $1 million buyout.

The Twins pitching staff was atrocious last season, ranking last in the majors with a 5.26 ERA and opponents hit .280 off their pitchers, also good for last in MLB.  Their starting rotation was no better coming in with an ERA of 4.81, which ranked next to last in the big leagues.

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Nolasco, 30, has a career record of 89-75 in eight seasons with the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers acquired him in a trade last July, and Nolasco went 8-3 with a 3.52 ERA while with the Dodgers.



Twins front office...yep, still stupid (and irrelevant).


Ricky is a decent pitcher, but no way the Dodgers give him (a 4th or 5th starter) on the Dodgers that much money.


Not impressed with this guy. I never was. He is one of those guys who are well known and I can't understand why. He should be peddling cell phone cases at a shopping mall kiosk.