The Latest Delay on Francisco Liriano

Back on December 21st, we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed on a two-year deal with left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano. After a long delay, it was reported that Liriano hurt his right arm after the agreement, which was holding up the deal. Later it was learned that Liriano broke his humerus, apparently in a fall in the bathroom. The Pirates and Liriano reportedly agreed to a revised deal on January 21st. The new agreement...

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Francisco Liriano Could Be on a Minor League Deal

Tom Singer has an article on the Pirates.com homepage about the non-roster invitees for Spring Training. In the article he has an interesting note about Francisco Liriano. The Bucs’ NRI list currently includes 17, and there is at least one more on the way: Indications are that Francisco Liriano — when all the roadblocks to formalizing his signing are cleared — will wind up coming to camp on a Minor League deal and an...

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Pirates Interested in Shaun Marcum

Earlier this evening, Jon Morosi reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were still talking with Francisco Liriano. Morosi followed up with a tweet noting that the Pirates were one of the teams interested in free agent Shaun Marcum. Shaun Marcum, free agent starter, is drawing interest from Padres, Pirates and Rangers, sources say. @MLBONFOX — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013 It would seem that the Pirates aren’t...

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Pirates and Francisco Liriano Still Talking

Jon Morosi has an update on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Francisco Liriano: #Pirates and Francisco Liriano still talking, source says, after injury issue arose and put two-year agreement on hold. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013 Liriano was a risk on a two-year deal prior to his recent injury. I’m not sure that the recent injury would do much to change that. It would only serve as a reminder that he could be...

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What Would Justin Upton Cost the Pirates?

It seems like Justin Upton has been on the block forever. There has been talk that Arizona could deal him in each of the last two off-seasons. There was also talk during the year that Upton could be on the block, and the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the teams linked to him. Up until now it didn’t seem like that talk was very serious. The whole situation seemed confusing. Arizona wanted immediate help, but at the same time they...

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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...

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