At least that’s what his agent tells Jeff Passan of Yahoo!. Another source tells Passan that the offers are between $52 million and $60 million. Given that there isn’t a ton of starting pitching on the market, Nolasco is probably going to try to get some longer offers.
Nolasco had an ugly fade at the end of the season, but he was good for the Dodgers after coming over from the Marlins. Specifically: he went 8-3 with a 3.52 ERA and a 75/21 K/BB ratio in 87 innings. For the year he was 13-11, 3.70 ERA, 165/46 K/BB in 199 1/3 IP.
Pretty solid, but also quite possibly Nolasco’s high-water mark.
The Oakland A’s have designated reliever Liam Hendriks for assignment.
Hendriks got blown up for four runs on four hits — two homers — in an inning of work yesterday and the A’s have apparently seen enough. It’s been a rough go if it all around, really, as he’s posted a 7.36 ERA over 13 appearances.
Hendriks, who appeared in 70 games last season, signed a one-year deal last winter to avoid arbitration. The deal is for $1.9 million, so anyone claiming him off of waivers or trading for him will owe him a bit over half of that. Given the durability the eight-year veteran has shown in previous seasons that’s not out of the question, but his ineffectiveness this year, combined with a groin problem that caused him to miss some time, may give suitors pause.