Found July 29, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins traded pitcher Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, acquiring shortstop Eduardo Escobar and left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez, who will both be assigned to Triple-A Rochester. Liriano has played his entire big-league career with the Twins, dating back to 2003 when the team acquired him from the San Francisco Giants. He's started 130 of the 156 games in which he's appeared since his 2005 debut, accumulating a 50-52 record and a 4.33 ERA. The lefty was demoted to the bullpen this May after starting the season with an 0-5 record, but he resumed his duties as a starter on May 30 and since has gone 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA. This season marked another up-and-down year for a pitcher who was considered one of the Twins' best prospects in 2004 and 2005, but his strong outings recently made him a strong candidate for a trade to a contender such as the White Sox, who have a 2-12-game lead in the AL Central but were looking for anot...
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