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Francisco Liriano Rumors & News
- Bats: L
- Throws: L
- Height: 6' 2"
- Weight: 225
- Age 32
- Seasons: 11
- Salary: 13,666,667
- Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
- College: None
Twinkie Town Aug 17, 2016
A key part of the 2014 and 2015 lineup has disappeared and not only does no one seem to miss him, but no one is even talking about him, either. Over the past two years, Eduardo Escobar broke out as a hitter. Acquired (with Pedro Hernandez) for Francisco Liriano late in the 2012 season, he appeared to be nothing more than a light-hitting utility infielder at the time. While that remained true in 2013, he surprised many by putting up a .275/.315/.406 batting line, allowing him to seize the starting shortstop role. Last year, he struggled at the start of the season but utilized a hot streak...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug 12, 2016
The Pirates replacement promotion for the canceled Francisco Liriano bobblehead giveaway Sept. 10 will be a Saturday night fireworks show, the team announced Friday.
Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug 11, 2016
SOUTH HILLS – Pittsburgh will be following with great interest what the Pirates do with the financial flexibility they created with the Francisco Liriano trade. Perhaps one area where the Pirates could benefit in being more aggressive, perhaps one area to maximize spending, is in international free agency. Pirates Latin American scouting director Rene Gayo […]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug 5, 2016
When manager Clint Hurdle phoned Francisco Liriano shortly after the left-hander was traded Monday to the Toronto Blue Jays, their conversation eventually turned to Ivan Nova, a right-hander acquired earlier in the day from the New York Yankees. Liriano already had spoken with Nova that afternoon, sharing his experiences in Pittsburgh and the Pirates’ pitching philosophy.
Toronto Sun Aug 3, 2016
Handshakes and man-hugs were shared all around as Francisco Liriano was welcomed into the Blue Jays family Wednesday, blissfully unaware that he arrives here with a target on his back.
National Post Aug 3, 2016
Sanchez leads the American League in ERA but management worries about the innings he's accumulating this season.
Toronto Star Aug 3, 2016
Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano is slated to make his Blue Jays debut on Friday in Kansas City.
Beaver County Times Aug 3, 2016
The Pirates didn’t make themselves worse in the immediate term by trading Liriano, but they certainly didn’t make themselves better. Trading Harold Ramirez and Reese McGuire isn’t the end of the world, and it wouldn’t hurt the Pirates of this…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug 2, 2016
ATLANTA — Ivan Nova knew what he was getting into. He signed as an amateur with the New York Yankees one year after Francisco Cervelli, and they came up through the minors together. He and Francisco Liriano are from San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic and are close.
Toronto Star Aug 1, 2016
Francisco Liriano moves into rotation after deal with Pirates, while Scott Feldman replaces Jesse Chavez in a suddenly solid Jays relief corps.
National Post Aug 1, 2016
Scott Feldman will join the major league bullpen while Mike Bolsinger adds depth in the ’pen and at Triple-A
Where have you gone, Andy Van Slyke? Aug 1, 2016
Well after the trade deadline passed and when I had assumed everyone was done for the day, word leaked out that the Pirates snuck one more deal in after the deadline: Francisco Liriano, Harold Ramirez, and another prospect to Toronto for Drew Hutchison. I understand the Pirates’ desire to move on from Liriano; he’s pretty […]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug 1, 2016
Francisco Liriano’s time with the Pirates came to a swift, surprising end Monday.
Where have you gone, Andy Van Slyke? Jul 27, 2016
With the Pirates up 4-2 in the top of the third last night, I told my dad that I thought the Pirates would need six or seven runs with the way that Liriano had been pitching. Franklin Gutierrez hit the next pitch out of the park to tie the game at four. We went outside […]