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Updated: November 15th, 2013 8:19am
Report: Twins making a 'strong push' for right-hander Ricky Nolasco

Report: Twins making a 'strong push' for right-hander Ricky Nolasco

by Derek Wetmore
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The Twins are apparently making good on their word to target pitching. A Friday morning report said the team is making a push to sign Ricky Nolasco, a free agent who most recently pitched for the Dodgers.

As recently as Thursday morning, the Twins had not made an offer to Nolasco, according to contributor Darren Wolfson. 

The Dodgers traded the Marlins for Nolasco midseason this year, so any team that signs him would not have to forfeit a draft pick as compensation.

Between the two National League teams, Nolasco was 13-11 with 3.70 ERA in 199 1/3 innings. He also had a 1.21 WHIP and struck out an average of 7.4 batters per nine innings. He had more than 3 1/2 strikeouts for every walk he issued in 2013.

Update (7:39 p.m.)

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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