All posts tagged "Francisco Liriano"

  • 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...

  • News and Rumors
    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. https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/298987532572569600 It doesn't seem like we'll have a conclusion to this any time soon, but today's news confirms that the Pirates haven't...

  • News and Rumors
    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. https://twitter.com/Tom_Singer/status/298874909516521472 That's obviously a good thing, since both players have some upside, and the addition of Sanchez would add more rotation depth. I...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Francisco Liriano vs Jonathan Sanchez

    When the news came out that the Pittsburgh Pirates were close to an agreement with left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, my initial reaction was that he was very similar to Francisco Liriano. It started out as a basic comparison. They were both left-handed pitchers coming off down seasons with control issues, high strikeouts,...

  • News and Rumors
    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...

  • News and Rumors
    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...

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