We can finally forget all the drama and confusion that surrounded Francisco Liriano‘s status for the past month-plus…he’s officially a Pirate now. Liriano passed his physical and is on the roster (Vin Mazzaro was outrighted to AAA to clear a spot). His contract is unique due to his broken right humerus, and honestly it’s better (and by that I mean less risky) for the Pirates than the original 2-year, $12.75M version.

Liriano is now operating on a one year, $1M deal with a team option for next year. He can make up to $3.75M on top of that based on the amount of time he spends on the DL. The option for next year could vest at $5M, $6M, or $8M, also depending on DL time. (The actual number of DL days necessary for the extra money and/or option to kick in hasn’t been reported.)