The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their deal with right-handed pitcher Radhames Liz on Friday. Today the details were reported by Rob Biertempfel. The original deal was said to be for two years and $3 M. After some issues with his physical, the two sides reworked the deal and now Liz is signed for $1M over one year. As noted yesterday, Liz only has 0.133 days of service time, so he still has six full years before he hits free agency if the Pirates choose to hold on to him.
The 2015 payroll page is updated with Liz’s contract. We listed the contract of Francisco Liriano as $13 M for 2015, but the actual details of the deal have yet to be released. That number is based on the assumption that Liriano is getting paid $13 M each year of his three-year deal. If that number is correct for him, then the estimated payroll for 2015 is now just north of $89 M.