Francisco Liriano Looks Sharp in Rehab Start; Contreras Shows Good Stuff

Francisco Liriano and Jose Contreras made rehab starts for the Bradenton Marauders tonight, combining for five innings on the road against Jupiter. Below are the recaps for each pitcher. Francisco Liriano When I saw Liriano last week in a simulated game his stuff looked great at times, but he struggled with his control in the second inning. He didn’t have that problem tonight. Liriano started off strong, striking out two in the...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/15/13

Today’s starters: Brandon Cumpton, David Bromberg, Francisco Liriano, Clay Holmes

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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 session Friday. Francisco Liriano (broken humerus in right arm) threw 3o pitches in two innings of...

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Pirates Sign Jose Contreras

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras on a minor league deal, with an invitation to Spring Training. He will report to Pirates training camp on Sunday. The 41-year-old native of Cuba had off-season elbow surgery and will be rehabbing during Spring Training. Contreras has a 78-67 career record in 292 games, 175 of those as a starter. The ten-year veteran has pitched for the Yankees, Rockies, White Sox...

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