Ken Rosenthal reports that left-hander Francisco Liriano has passed his physical, and that the deal is finally official.
Liriano passed physical. Deal with #Pirates finally official.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2013
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.
UPDATE 10:47 PM: The Pirates have officially announced the move through a team press release. He’s coming in on a one year deal with a vesting option for the 2014 season. No word yet on the financial details for the new deal. Prior to the injury, Liriano agreed to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. The press release had a brief quote from Neal Huntington:
“We are excited to add Francisco Liriano to our roster,” Huntington said. “Francisco is recovering from his right arm injury and we look forward to him joining our rotation once he is ready to go.”