Recent reports tied four teams to free agent starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, and the Giants are one of them.
Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press cites an unnamed MLB general manager, revealing that the Twins, Padres and Giants are all flirting with the 30-year-old right-hander.
These reports come days after Nolaso's agent stated his client already had multiple four-year offers on the table.
Nolasco owns an 89-75 record and a 4.37 ERA over eight major league seasons. After seven-plus years with the Marlins, he was shipped to the Dodgers for prospects. Between the two teams, he went 13-11 with a 3.70 ERA in 22 starts last year. He has eclipsed the 190-inning milestone in each of the past three seasons.
Playing half his games at AT&T Park should be appealing to Nolasco, who is 4-1 on the shores of McCovey Cove with a 2.55 ERA and 32 strikeouts to eight walks.
The Giants have made it clear that starting pitching is their top offseason priority; the team's rotation is not set after Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum.