Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Francisco Liriano hasn't pitched out the bullpen since his rookie year in 2006, and the Twins are hoping his recent move there won't last long. "We're trying not to have it permanent," general manager Terry Ryan said Friday. Liriano, 28, was demoted to the pen after going 0-5 with a 9.45 earned-run average in six starts. "We're trying to get him going, to where his confidence, his command, his delivery, his mechanics, mindset are all to the point here, 'All right, it looks like it's time for us to get him back in that rotation,' " the GM said. "We hope it's not permanent." The move was announced after a 6-2 loss to the Angels on Wednesday, one of many aimed at shaking things up for a team that took an 8-23 record into Friday's rain-delayed game against Toronto at Target Field. Third baseman Danny Valencia was optioned to Class AAA Rochester, and the Twins called up RHP P.J. Walters and OF Darin Mastroianni. "I don't think there's anything other than what meets the eye: We ...
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