Angels planning on starting Ricky Nolasco on Thursday

The Los Angeles Angels are expected to start veteran pitcher Ricky Nolasco on Thursday versus the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Nolasco will have gone eight days in between starts as the Angels wanted him to work on his mechanics. He pitched well in his last outing, but the club believes he has some issues that need to be ironed out before his next start. Jesse Chavez is making a spot start in his place on Monday.

Nolasco owns a 1-2 record with a 4.76 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and a .297 opponents' batting average through four starts and 22 2/3 innings pitched this season.