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Injury Delays Liriano Deal

Injury Delays Liriano Deal
John Dreker

According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, Francisco Liriano's two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates hasn't been finalized due to the fact he injured his non-throwing arm. According to Biertempfel, the Pirates continue to talk to Liriano's agent and no deal is imminent. The two sides initially agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal on December 21st.

 

https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/288739808388476928

UPDATE: 4:41 PM An update from Tom Singer of MLB  says that Liriano's injury was serious enough that he never traveled to Pittsburgh to take a physical. According to GM Neal Huntington, the team continues to have dialogue with Liriano's agent but there is nothing to announce right now. The original deal is off, but there is still a possibility he signs with team....

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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