Francisco Liriano RUMORS & NEWS

  • Francisco Liriano named Opening Day starter by the Pirates

    Hardball Talk "Francisco Liriano, who re-signed with the Pirates for three years and $39 million this offseason, has been named the team’s Opening Day starter for the second straight season. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle also announced that Gerrit Cole and A.J. Burnett will follow him in the rotation" March 17

  • Pirates re-sign Liriano to 3-year, $39M contract

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With the largest free agent signing in franchise history, the Pirates on Tuesday brought back left-hander Francisco Liriano on a three-year, $39 million contract. League sources confirmed the agreement, which is pending a physical. “We are cautiously optimistic and continue to work through..." December 10

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    Robert Murray @RobertMurrayMLB

    Source: Francisco Liriano to the #Pirates on a three-year, $39 million deal.

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    Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

    The #Pirates have extended one-year qualifying offers to catcher @russellmartin55 and LHP Francisco Liriano.

  • Liriano settles into groove in Triple-A rehab start

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Francisco Liriano is likely heading back to Pittsburgh soon after a dominating performance in a rehabilitation start with Triple-A Indianapolis. After shaking off some early rust, Liriano retired the final 15 batters he faced in a 1-0 win over Lehigh Valley. He struck out eight and walked none..." July 08

  • Pirates place Francisco Lirano on disabled list with oblique injury "The Pirates have placed opening-day starter Francisco Liriano on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle, the club announced Wednesday. The lefty departed Tuesday night's start against the Cubs early due to the injury. As a corresponding move, the Pirates have recalled..." June 11

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    Uh oh. #Pirates Liriano leaves game after landing awkwardly after pitch. He has slight limp as he heads for clubhouse.

  • Quietly, veteran pitcher Liriano one of Pirates leaders this season

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "An outgoing personality and a love of competition made A.J. Burnett one of the Pirates' leaders last season. But after Burnett's departure, the players are not fretting about who will fill his role in the clubhouse. This year, one of the club's most influential players again can be found in the..." February 27

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Clint Hurdle said Francisco Liriano will be #Pirates opening day starter. How far has he come? Hurdle used "dependability" to describe him

  • Liriano, Rivera win 2013 MLB Comeback Player of the Year Awards "Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera have been named the recipients of the 2013 National League and American League Comeback Player of the Year Awards, respectively, Major League Baseball announced today. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are..." November 05

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    MLB @MLB

    .@Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano and @Yankees RHP Mariano Rivera named NL and AL Comeback Players of the Year, respectively.

  • For Pirates' Liriano, a priceless transformation

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The acquisition most responsible for the Pirates ending a 20-year losing streak and hosting Game 3 of the National League Division Series can be found on the PNC Park pitching mound at 4:37 p.m. Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Two hard small-market truths are these: Lower-tier revenue..." October 06

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    Hurdle: "Liriano is going to get the ball Tuesday." #pirates

  • Liriano would open postseason if squad reaches October, Hurdle says

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has cautioned that the club's projected rotation after this weekend is written in pencil but at the moment Francisco Liriano is in line to open the postseason for the Pirates should they advance to October. Hurdle said the team has also discussed throwing Liriano..." September 19

  • Liriano's complete game ends four-game skid with Pirates' 5-1 win over Cards

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Francisco Liriano was looking for a mulligan. Starling Marte was looking for redemption. They got what they were looking for Wednesday night and the Pirates got what they desperately needed: a win. Liriano pitched his second complete game of the season and Marte delivered a two-run double as..." August 15

  • Liriano outduels Strasburg, Pirates beat Nationals, 4-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "What better way for Francisco Liriano to rebound from his worst outing of the year than by pitching his best outing in years? Liriano took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and bested Stephen Strasburg in a pitchers' duel as the Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Wednesday night at..." July 25

  • Liriano leads Pirates to 1-0 victory over Cubs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Francisco Liriano said he worked hard this offseason to perfect a tweak in his delivery. Manager Clint Hurdle said he has watched a lot of tape and still can't see a difference. The difference in the results, however, is undeniable. Liriano has been dominant this season and continued that..." May 23

  • Liriano could make first start Saturday

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Francisco Liriano made what could be his final rehabilitation start Sunday as he prepares to join the Pirates for the first time this weekend. Liriano started for Class AAA Indianapolis and threw 98 pitches in five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He gave up one home run, walked one and..." May 06

  • To Hurdle, Liriano's statistics are trivial

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "At this point, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle doesn't believe that Francisco Liriano's performance in his rehabilitation starts is important. What's important, Hurdle said, is that he continues to pitch. "I really don't care a whole lot right now," Hurdle said after Liriano allowed four runs on..." April 22

  • Francisco Liriano says arm broken at Christmas

    Bucs Dugout "Francisco Liriano says he broke his non-pitching arm when he was trying to surprise his kids at Christmas: Francisco Liriano said he broke his arm when he slammed it against a door, trying to startle his kids Christmas Day. #Pirates" February 11

  • Francisco Liriano officially a Pirate…finally

    Raise The Jolly Roger "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..." February 10

  • Liriano accepts one-year contract with Pirates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates made official their contract with left-hander Francisco Liriano late Friday night, ending more than a month of uncertainty. Liriano joined the Pirates on a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2014 after passing his physical earlier Friday. Liriano will make $1 million..." February 09

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