Nolasco's rehab start pushed to Sunday

Twins starter has missed 12 games with elbow inflammation

Nolasco's rehab start pushed to Sunday

SEATTLE -- The Twins' pitching staff will have to wait another day to get closer to health.

Starter Ricky Nolasco, who has missed 12 games because of right elbow inflammation, was scheduled to start a rehab game at Class A Cedar Rapids on Saturday, but that outing has been pushed back to Sunday because of the threat of rain. Nolasco threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

Left-hander Brian Duensing, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain, began playing catch on Wednesday and is continuing his throwing program, according to Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.

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