Injury Delays Liriano Deal
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.
LHP Francisco Liriano injured right arm in Dec. #Pirates continue to talk to agent, but no deal imminent
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) January 8, 2013
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.