Twins Sign Free Agent Pitcher

Twins Sign Free Agent Pitcher

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that free-agent right-hander Ricky Nolasco and the Minnesota Twins have reached agreement on a contract.

The Twins and Nolasco agreed to the deal Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because the team does not plan to announce a deal until Nolasco passes a physical.

The deal helps the Twins address what has been the worst starting pitching staff in the majors over the last two seasons. Nolasco went 8-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 16 starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. The 30-year-old was acquired from the Marlins in a midseason trade and was considered one of the top free-agent pitchers on the market.

Nolasco’s Twitter account already has a Twins logo as its avatar.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Iowa Harvest Moving Quickly

corn harvest

Iowa farmers are making rapid harvest progress.

in Local

Iowa Senate Democrats Dispute Republican Governor Terry Branstad

Iowa Legislature

Iowa Senate democrats say Governor Terry Branstad is overstepping his authority.

in Local

Dealing With the Iran Nuclear Deal


Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress needs to keep tabs on the Iran nuclear deal.

in Local

Nebraska Economy Will Survive the Loss of ConAgra


ConAgra leaving Omaha will cause some economic problems.

in Agriculture

Pork Industry Hails Trans Pacific Partnership


The 12 country negotiators including the United States have wrapped up an agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership. USDA analysis…