Another pitcher is (officially) off the Major League Baseball market. This one ending a month or so of uncertainty.
Francisco Liriano signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on Friday night according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, which reports the deal is for $1 million in 2013 but could bloat to $3.75 million. The team also has a vesting option for 2014.
Hang on .... the pre-holiday clouds are starting to part.
But ... didn't Liriano already have a deal with the Bucs? Well, yes and no.
The former Twins' lefty agreed to terms with the Pirates in late December. However, he then broke his right arm in a bathroom fall according to a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. That forced the Pirates to re-work the contract, and Liriano finally passed his physical on Friday - 48 days after the first agreement.
|Philadelphia||4||Top 9th Inning|
|Atlanta||5||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||12||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Cleveland||2||Top 6th Inning|
|Cincinnati||1||Bottom 5th Inning|
|San Diego||2||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Baltimore - C. Tillman||3:05 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke|
|Miami - M. Latos||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - J. deGrom|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson||6:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|NY Yankees - M. Tanaka||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi|
|Oakland - J. Hahn||6:10 PM|
|Kansas City - Y. Ventura|
|Arizona - R. De La Rosa||8:05 PM|
|San Francisco - C. Heston|
|Colorado - J. Lyles||8:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke|
|Texas - C. Lewis||8:10 PM|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez|
|New Orleans||2||1st Qtr 10:54|
|Minnesota||0||1st Prd 12:49|
|Detroit||0||1st Prd 8:21|
|Orlando City||6:30 PM|
|Toronto FC||7:30 PM|
|Vancouver FC||8:30 PM|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Sporting Kansas City||9:30 PM|