Nolasco hopes to throw next week

The jammed thumb that is keeping Ricky Nolasco out of early throwing drills occurred close to two weeks ago when he was conditioning at his residence in Aventura.

“It’s getting better,” Nolasco said on Saturday. “I just fell on it. I just kind of jammed it. It’s something that’s been lingering. It’s frustrating, but there is not much I can do right now except try to let it calm down.”

The Marlins’ No. 2 starter, Nolasco is hopeful he can begin throwing sometime next week. But because it is early in camp, the team is not rushing anything.

In the meantime, Nolasco is taking part in conditioning drills, but he isn’t doing any throwing.

— Joe Frisaro

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