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While the trade market doesn’t traditionally become active before early summer, it’s never too early to begin an examination of some of the potential options that may be available either now or in the coming months. Regardless of what date the calendar reads, pitching is always put at a premium on the trade market anytime a quality option is made available. The key word there is quality, however, and defining that fairly is often a situation that isn’t always quite so cut and dry.
Which brings us to Minnesota Twins’ left-hander Francisco Liriano.
To see Liriano mentioned as a potential trade candidate would have seemed unfathomable a few years ago. As Spring Training got started prior to the 2008 season, the Twins felt confident enough in Liriano’s ability to lead their pitching staff, despite the fact that he was still recovering from Tommy John surgery, that they shipped the ace of their staff, Johan Santana, to the New York Mets. From 2008-2011 Liriano appeared in 100 games for ...
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Minnesota Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Boston's Justin Thomas in the sixth inning and had to leave the game.
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