Ricky Nolasco is saying all the right things about his 7 1/2 years with the Marlins and how much he will miss his former teammates. But the smile on his face Sunday as he packed his belongings in the clubhouse told the real story.
Nolasco has been freed, finally exiled from Miami. But that’s only part of the reward. He is headed for Los Angeles, a city one hour west of where he was raised, and he will be playing for the team he rooted for as a kid, the Dodgers.
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