Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco flew back to Minneapolis to have his elbow examined.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco will have an MRI on his elbow, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Nolasco, 32, started in Minnesota's 11–0 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday. He gave up six hits, six earned runs and four walks in three innings.
Twins team writer Rhett Bollinger reports Nolasco felt some discomfort during his outing and will return to Minneapolis for the MRI.
Nolasco went 6-12 in 2014 with a 5.38 ERA in 27 games for the Twins.
He is currently in his tenth season and his second with Minnesota. Nolasco signed a four-year deal with the Twins worth $49 million in 2013.
Minnesota's pitching staff had the second-worst ERA in 2014 at 4.57.
- Erick Fernandez