Reports: Twins add Nolasco to rotation

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Updated: November 28, 2013

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – The Minnesota Twins have reportedly
agreed to terms with right-hander Ricky Nolasco.

The four-year deal is worth $49 million with a club option for 2018. The
option is worth $13 million with a $1 million buyout. It can vest based on
innings pitched from 2016-17.

Nolasco appeared to confirm the news on his own by changing his Twitter AVI to
a Twins logo Wednesday evening.

The contract would be 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 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.