Francisco Liriano finally completed his deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, but it’s not the deal he was originally hoping for. The two sides had agreed to a two-year deal in December worth a reported $14 million dollars pending a physical. However, that deal fell through when Liriano broke his non-throwing arm over the holidays.
The terms of Liriano’s deal are a reported one-year deal worth just $1 million for 2013 with many incentives and a vesting option for the 2014 season with the Pirates. MLB.com is reporting that the lefty could max out his contract just under $13 million but he’ll need to meet all of his incentives and have the team vest his 2014 option in order to reach that number.
For his career, Liriano is 53-54 with a ERA of 4.40 in his seven seasons. He posted a 6-12 record last year with a 5.35 ERA as a member of the Twins and White Sox.
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