The Pittsburgh Pirates signed pitcher Francisco Liriano to a two-year, $12.75 million deal this offseason. Liriano was once one of the most promising young pitchers in the game, but his inability to stay healthy has led to an overall disappointing career thus far. To make matters worse, not all of the injuries he has suffered are baseball related.
Liriano suffered an undisclosed right arm injury in late December, which recently resulted in the Pirates reworking some of the language in his contract. According to the Dominican newspaper El Caribe (via Tom Singer of MLB.com), Liriano fractured his non-throwing arm after taking a tumble in his bathroom.
The injury was reportedly to the humerus bone in Liriano’s upper right arm. Accoding to El Caribe, a “source close to the player” said that Liriano’s right arm is currently in a cast. However, he is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season since the injury was not to his throwing arm. I guess if you’re going to have a bathroom fall, it’s best to brace yourself with the arm that doesn’t make you millions of dollars.
As this Mets player will tell you, injuries that happen around the home are not unheard of.
H/T Hardball Talk
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