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FRANCISCO LIRIANO RUMORS

Liriano pitches a gem to lead Pirates over Dodgers, 6-1

One of the biggest questions facing the Pirates heading down the stretch is whether or not they had an ace to lead their pitching staff. That question might have been answered Wednesday night when Francisco Liriano put together a brilliant outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Liriano (2-7), expected to be the ace this season but hampered instead by injury and inconsistency,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Like a broken record: Francisco Liriano once again tries to find himself

Rather than re-hashing the same old same old “The Pirates need Francisco Liriano back on track to contend” that gets trotted out every time he starts, let’s take a minute a check out his Brooks Baseball page to see if the narrative that he’s looked better since his return from the disabled list except for his control checks out. If we’re just going by pitch velocities,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The second half climb continues

Last night was a nice win for the Pirates, in the way that it’s always nice when a good team finds a way to beat a bad team. The Pirates probably played closer to poor than they did to well, but Francisco Liriano pulled himself together after two rough innings and the Pirates’ offense strung some hits together against the Rockies’ bullpen, and the Pirates got a win. Liriano’s...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano tries (again) to get back on track

I’ve written quite a bit about the Pirates’ situation in the last two days, so tonight is easy: Francisco Liriano is probably the first or second most important piece to getting the Pirates back into the playoffs in the second half. In his last start on Sunday, his stuff looked OK but his control was awful. I’m always willing to give guys a one or two start grace period with...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates activate Francisco Liriano from DL

The Pirates on Sunday activated lefty Francisco Liriano (strained left oblique) from the disabled list. Liriano recently completed a minor-league rehab assignment but hasn't made a start for the Pirates in more than a month. Liriano, 30, has a 4.60 ERA after 14 starts this season, but the Pirates will be hoping for improved results now that he's fully healthy. Last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Francisco Liriano will return before break

Pittsburgh Pirates (47-43) will soon be getting back one of their pitchers from the disabled list.  Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports that right handed pitcher Francisco Liriano has completed his rehab and will make a start before the All-Star break.Liriano rehab is over. He WILL make a start for #pirates before All-Star break.— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Liriano Returns

In Episode 92, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Review the show on iTunes and enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate to StubHub! Click here for details. Today’s topics include: How bullish you should be about Francisco...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano settles into groove in Triple-A rehab start

Francisco Liriano is likely heading back to Pittsburgh soon after a dominating performance in a rehabilitation start with Triple-A Indianapolis. After shaking off some early rust, Liriano retired the final 15 batters he faced in a 1-0 win over Lehigh Valley. He struck out eight and walked none in six innings, throwing 76 pitches. Liriano had not pitched since a June 10 start against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Updates: Francisco Liriano, Stolmy Pimentel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed their ace Francisco Liriano on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique muscle. The lefty exited Tuesday night's game against the Cubs early due to the oblique injury. Because of this transaction, the Pirates have recalled righty reliever Stolmy Pimentel from his rehab assignment. He has been on the DL since May 4 with a shoulder injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano an interesting option among Week 11 Two Start Pitchers

Plenty of Two Start Pitchers options on the waiver wire for Week 11 of the Fantasy Baseball season. Would you stop reading if I told you I like A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano this week? You might, and I would respect you, but they have favorable matchups in Week 11 and are owned in less than 70 percent of leagues, so there is a chance they could help you out. Justin Verlander...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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