Marlin Levison, Star Tribune
Liriano's deal with Pittsburgh may be in jeopardy
- Associated Press
- January 11, 2013 - 8:44 PM
PITTSBURGH — Free agent pitcher Francisco Liriano injured his right (non-throwing) arm over the holidays and his deal with the Pirates is on hold.
Liriano reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth around $14 million on just before Christmas, pending a physical.
Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington did not get into specifics about the nature of the injury, only saying the team remains in contact with Liriano.
Liriano, 29, is 53-54 with a 4.40 ERA in seven major league seasons. He went 6-12 with a 5.34 ERA in 2012 while splitting the season with the Twins and White Sox.
Pittsburgh had penciled in Liriano to be the team’s No. 3 starter behind A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez.
With the left-hander’s status uncertain, Pittsburgh acquired right-hander Jeanmar Gomez from Cleveland Wednesday.
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