Ricky is going to get some more work against some better competition.
Ricky Nolasco, who began the season in the rotation, was finally taken off the disabled list Tuesday and optioned to Triple A Albuquerque (N.M.), where he will pitch until the Marlins decide to recall him.
Nolasco went on the disabled list May 18 because of elbow inflammation. There is no timetable for his return, but the Marlins could wait until Sept. 1, when rosters are expanded, to call him up.
Probably when the club expands the roster, assuming all goes well in Albuquerque, he will rejoin the team.