Royals nearing minor league deal with Ricky Nolasco

Another day, another veteran signing with the Kansas City Royals. Today, the news was that the Royals are RHP Ricky Nolasco are currently working on the terms to a minor league deal.

A former frontline arm with the Marlins, Nolasco has spent the past couple of years in the back-end of the Dodgers, Twins, and Angels’ rotations. Now 35-years-old, Nolasco hasn’t been near the level of his old self, posting a sub par 4.92 ERA, 5.10 FIP, and 7.1 K/9 last year. He will eat those innings those, starting 33 games in 2017, totaling up a grand 181 innings.

This signing scratches the heads of many, as this signing doesn’t seem to fit the mold of a rebuild very much. With there already being a glut of pitchers needing innings between AA, AAA, and the majors, this just seems to complicate the situation. But with the recent news of Jesse Hahn landing on the 60-day DL, the timing of this signing isn’t all that confusing.


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