Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/23/12
MINNEAPOLIS Apparently, taking a step back means skipping a start for Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano. After Liriano gave up five runs in five innings in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team would "take a step back" regarding what to do with Liriano. Gardenhire announced before Monday's game that Liriano's next scheduled start on Saturday against Kansas City would be skipped. Instead, Liriano will pitch Tuesday in Anaheim. "It's about being able to relax on the mound and he knows that. He actually says he has confidence," Gardenhire said. "But he'll tell you straight out that when he gets men out there, he starts spinning them. So he's got to be able to control that. It's a work in progress. We're letting him take a step back and relax a little bit." Liriano has now allowed five earned runs in each of his four starts this season. After Sunday's outing against the Rays -- in which he issued four walks and also hit a batter -- Liriano'...
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