Minnesota Twins Place Ricky Nolasco On 15-Day Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have placed Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle injury retroactive to Monday, the team announced Thursday morning. 

Nolasco was hurt on Sunday during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays when he appeared to land awkwardly on the mound. 

Tommy Milone was called up from AAA Rochester to take Nolasco's place, and he will start today against the Boston Red Sox. Nolasco was scheduled to start on Saturday, but the Twins now must decide what to do for that game. According to Mike Bernadino of the Pioneer Press, the Twins have not ruled out the possibility of J.R. Graham starting and having it become a bullpen game.

Nolasco is 5-1 with a 5.51 ERA in six games started for the Twins. His injury leaves the Twins short-handed on pitching while they wait for the suspension on free agent acquisition Ervin Santana to expire in July. For now, it looks like they will play it day by day until they figure something out.

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