Ricky Nolasco signed a four-year, $49 million contract with the Twins and performed horribly for three months before revealing that he’d been pitching through an elbow injury since spring training.
He ended up going 6-12 with a 5.38 ERA in 159 innings while allowing opponents to hit .316. And then late last night, he had this Twitter exchange with a Dodgers fan:
In fairness, Nolasco is from California and the Dodgers are going to the playoffs while the Twins lost 90-plus games for the fourth consecutive season, but still. When you pitched terribly while hiding an injury in the first season of a big contract you chose to sign and play in a state that has a bit of an inferiority complex at times anyway perhaps keep the “wish I wasn’t here” thoughts private. Or at least leave out the multiple exclamation points.
Also, if the Dodgers want the rest of Nolasco’s contract the Twins would surely be happy to give it to them.
UPDATE: Nolasco deleted the tweet, about nine hours later.