It looks like Ricky Nolasco's elbow has "flared up" again. His first start was something both he and the team and the fans would be willing to write off permanently, but now we're adding injury to insult. Nolasco is heading to the 15-day disabled list.
In Nolasco's place comes Trevor May. May was set to start for the Red Wings tomorrow, but with the Twins in need of another arm he'll join Minnesota and probably take Nolasco's next start - which would be Monday. Tommy Milone, Mike Pelfrey, and Phil Hughes are scheduled to go Friday through Sunday.
May's ten-strikeout game versus the White Sox late last year stands as the beacon of his potential; the ideal combination of swing-and-miss stuff and command. Both he and Alex Meyer were 6th and 7th on the starting pitcher depth chart, but thanks to Ervin Santana's suspension and yet another concerning issue with Nolasco the Twins are quickly Exhibit A in the You-Can-Never-Have-Enough-Starting-Pitching philosophy.
My question is: who will be sabotaged next in order to get Meyer into the rotation?