With the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, Francisco Liriano's days with the Minnesota Twins could be numbered.
His stock likely went way up after his most recent outing.
Liriano looks to build on his career-high 15-strikeout performance Wednesday night as the Twins continue a four-game set with the slumping Baltimore Orioles at Target Field.
While the oft-injured left-hander hasn't really been the same since undergoing Tommy John surgery following his spectacular 2006 rookie campaign, Liriano (3-8, 4.93 ERA) has shown glimpses of that form over the past few seasons.
He was at his best Friday against Oakland, making one costly mistake - a grand slam by Jonny Gomes - over eight otherwise dominant innings. He gave up three earned runs, four hits and one walk in a 6-3 loss.
"His stuff was (like in '06)," manager Ron Gardenhire told the Twins' official website. "Disappearing. We saw hitters swinging and actually looking up like, 'What was that?'
"He did everything you...