Twins add Nolasco to rotation

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/03/2013 8:48 pm

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins have signed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four-year contract with a club option that could vest in 2018. He will earn a guaranteed $12 million salary in each year of the pact.

The contract is the largest free-agent signing in the club's history, surpassing Josh Willingham's three-year, $21 million deal signed before the 2012 season.

The 30-year-old right-hander split last season with the Marlins and Dodgers, going 13-11 with a 3.70 earned run average in 34 games (33 starts). He finished two-thirds of a frame shy of 200 innings, a milestone he eclipsed in 2008 and 2011.

After being dealt to Los Angeles on July 6, he went 8-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 16 appearances, all but one of them starts, to help the club lock up the NL West title.

Over his eight-year pro career, Nolasco holds an 89-75 record and 4.37 ERA over more than 1,300 innings since 2006.

The Twins are also reportedly finalizing a three-year contract with free-agent pitcher Phil Hughes.

Share
Solid Blue News
UK Alumni Game Info & Ticket Update
Former Wildcats turned pro to take on non-UK pro team on August 24th at Rupp Arena. Video Video

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.