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Injury puts Francisco Liriano’s deal with Pirates in jeopardy

Jan 8, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

Francisco Liriano AP AP

What was believed to be a done deal between Francisco Liriano and the Pirates is apparently in jeopardy weeks after the left-hander reportedly agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract.

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Liriano suffered an injury to his right (non-throwing) arm in December, adding that the Pirates “continue to talk to his agent” and “no deal is imminent.”

Long delays between reported deals and actual announcements have become increasingly common and most of the time it proves to be nothing, but with this Liriano news and Mike Napoli‘s ongoing situation with the Red Sox the “big deal, they’ll sign eventually” stance is a little tougher to take.

  1. mnjoemama - Jan 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    I still can’t believe the contract the pirates gave him?

    • 1twinsfan - Jan 8, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      Hey, Liriano is a two for one deal. One good pitcher and one awful one. All within the same game if not the same inning.

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