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Pirates, Francisco Liriano reach a revised deal

Jan 21, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

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In late December, the Pirates and Francisco Liriano agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract. Then it was revealed that Liriano suffered an injury to his right (non-throwing) arm in December, putting the deal in jeopardy. Now, however, there is a resolution.

Ken Rosenthal reports that Liriano agreed to reduce his salary in the first year of the deal in the event he misses time due to the injury to the right arm. If the injury doesn’t cause him to spend any time on the disabled list, he’ll collect the full $12.75 million.

Here is some exclusive audio from Pirates GM Neal Huntington regarding the deal.


  1. craigisaloser - Jan 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    You suck Craig

  2. stairwayto7 - Jan 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Liriano on dl before Memorial day!

  3. modellforprez - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    FRANKIE welcome back dude now booge your fat ass out there and get me sad sack schmucco’s some wins I expect at least 3-4 wins big guy. you will make what 6 and a half milli a year so for a PI-RAT pitcher that’s aboot right. great Job Neal bad Deal slumpington

  4. woolfj2012radly - Jan 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Hoo-ray??? Or, just call him “Lefty” – not because of his arm but because ONLY the Pirates wouldn’t have “left” him on the ‘Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You’ waiting list. Can we bring back Bedard (too late)? He got a free agent contract faster than he takes the sign and makes a pitch.

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