All posts tagged "Francisco Liriano"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Who Could Step Into the Rotation if Wandy Goes on the DL?

    At the start of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked to have a great situation at the top of their rotation. A.J. Burnett had made 31+ starts each year since 2008. Wandy Rodriguez had made 30+ starts each year since 2009. They looked like guys who could give the Pirates a full...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Updates on Morton, Liriano, Karstens

    Greetings from Dodger Stadium, where it should be another beautiful Los Angeles night. Here’s a link to Friday’s recap if you missed it. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle provided updates on some of the team’s injured pitchers: Charlie Morton (elbow) will throw two innings in an extended game Monday after a 36-pitch bullpen...

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Updates: Liriano, Karstens, Morton

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle addressed the status of several of the team's injured pitchers prior to today's game against the Chicago Cubs. Francisco Liriano threw off a mound yesterday and Charlie Morton threw a simulated game today, Hurdle said. "All our guys are making progress," he said. Jeff Karstens is still nursing...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: 21 Questions to Answer

    It's Opening Day, those two sweet words marking an event beloved by fans of all 30 teams. No more frivolous exhibition games or exaggerated position battles. It's a day indisputably tied to ideas of hope, but also to wondering and questions that will take 162 games to answer. Tom and Tim gave...

  • Injury Updates
    Inge, Morton, Liriano and Karstens to DL

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially placed third baseman Brandon Inge and pitchers Jeff Karstens, Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. With these moves the 25 man rosters is officially set for Opening Day tomorrow. The Karstens move is retroactive to March 22nd, while Inge is retroactive to March...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Creating Space on the 40-Man For Sanchez and Inge

    Charlie Morton could be a candidate for the 60-day disabled list, which would clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The Pirates committed roster spots to Jonathan Sanchez and Brandon Inge today, which means they will eventually have to create spots on the 40-man roster for each player. Both players were Article...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Rotation

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • Transactions
    Francisco Liriano’s Revised Deal

    As if Francisco Liriano's situation wasn't already strange, his new contract adds a twist. The left-hander previously agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. After his fall in the bathroom, Liriano's deal was revised, and finally made official today. The new agreement was a one year deal with a vesting option for...

  • Transactions
    Francisco Liriano Passes Physical, Deal Now Official

    Ken Rosenthal reports that left-hander Francisco Liriano has passed his physical, and that the deal is finally official. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/299946376060600321 There hasn't been official word from the Pirates, but if he has passed the physical then the only thing remaining would be the press release. It looks like the Liriano saga is over....

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Starting Pitching Depth

    With yesterday's news that the Pirates were adding Jonathan Sanchez, and today's news that they're still on track to sign Francisco Liriano, the starting pitching scene is getting crowded. Here is a breakdown of all the options who are either currently on the team, or in the case of Sanchez/Liriano, expected to...

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