Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract with free agent Francisco Liriano  in the middle of December, but the official signing was delayed when the left-hander broke his non-throwing arm in abathroom fall. The Pirates and Liriano were finally able to finalize their agreement yesterday, but the 29-year-old is now only receiving a one-year contract worth $1 million guaranteed, according to Tom Signer of MLB.com. That bathroom fall cost Liriano quite a sum: Per sources, his deal guaranteed for $1M (from original $12.75M) with $11.75M in option/bonuses — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) February 9, 2013 Pittsburgh’s agreement with Liriano is one-year guaranteed with a vesting option for 2014. While Liriano still has the potential to earn $12.75 million over the span of the deal, only $1 million is guaranteed following his bathroom tumble. It could turn out to be a steal for the Pirates, as Liriano has previously flashed brilliance with the Minnesota Twins. However, the left-hander has also struggled mightily with inconsistency, as he only managed a 5.23 ERA with 5.0 walks per nine innings over the past two seasons. In seven seasons in the majors, Liriano owns a career ERA and WHIP of 4.40 and 1.354 with a 2.38 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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