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Twins place Francisco Liriano on DL with shoulder injury

May 30, 2011, 4:48 PM EST

Francisco Liriano

UPDATE: As expected, the Twins placed Liriano on the DL after today’s game.

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Francisco Liriano and the Twins were hopeful that he’d miss just one start with shoulder soreness–and Anthony Swarzak nearly threw a no-hitter in his place Saturday–but Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Liriano “did not feel well when he played catch before today’s game.”

According to Christensen “he will likely miss one more start, at least.” Presumably the Twins will place him on the disabled list, with the stint backdated to May 23, although Minnesota often delays putting guys on the shelf for as long as possible.

Swarzak will no doubt start in Liriano’s place again Thursday versus the Royals. The good news is that an MRI exam revealed only inflammation, although given Liriano’s overall struggles this season his dealing with arm problems again is no surprise.

  1. uyf1950 - May 30, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    The asking price for Liriano once the Twins start their garage sale (aka: salary dump) keeps going down and down. Soon he’ll be worth the “B” prospect maybe and the PTBNL. Who fortunes have turned. At the beginning of the season he probably would have brought the Twins at least one “A” prospect and a major league ready player at least. That’s just my opinion.

    • uyf1950 - May 31, 2011 at 3:02 AM

      oops. “How fortunes have turned”. Sorry

  2. uyf1950 - May 31, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Doesn’t appear to be a lot of interest in Liriano on this site. Kind of like a microcosm of the Twins season in general.

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