Francisco Liriano Deal Still on Track

Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates want to sign both Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez. Jon Heyman has an update, saying the Liriano deal is still on track. actual baseball note: liriano #pirates deal still on track, pending physical. exam delayed while non-throwing arm heals — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 6, 2013 It doesn’t seem like we’ll have a conclusion to this any time soon, but...

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Pirates Want to Sign Both Liriano and Sanchez

The either/or question with Francisco Liriano and Jonathan Sanchez seems to have an answer. Tom Singer had an update on Twitter, saying Neal Huntington wants to sign both left-handers. Neil Huntington tells me he wants to sign BOTH Liriano and Sanchez, for rotation options. Not an either-or scenario for #Pirates — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) February 5, 2013 That’s obviously a good thing, since both players have some upside,...

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Pirates Close to Deal With Jonathan Sanchez

According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. Jonathan Sanchez is close to a deal with the #pirates. word is, he's healthy and worked all winter on mechanics. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 4, 2013 Sanchez missed time last year with a biceps injury. He only made 15 starts, putting up a pretty alarming 8.07 ERA in 64.2 innings. His xFIP was better at 6.46, but...

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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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