Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they will return right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco from his rehab assignment at Single-A Cedar Rapids and reinstated him from the15-day disabled list. In addition, the Twins will reinstate left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing from the 15-day disabled list. Nolasco missed the last 21 games with right elbow inflammation while Duensing missed the last 14 games with a right intercostal strain.
To make room for Nolasco and Duensing, the Twins have optioned left-handed pitchers Tommy Milone and Caleb Thielbar to Triple-A Rochester.