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Pirates place Francisco Liriano on the disabled list

Jun 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Pittsburgh has placed Liriano on the disabled list.

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Francisco Liriano‘s disappointing season continued Tuesday, as the reigning Comeback Player of the Year exited his start against the Cubs in the fourth inning with an oblique injury.

No disabled list move has been made yet, but oblique strains almost always require at least a couple weeks on the sidelines and can linger much longer than that. Or as Pirates manager Clint Hurdle put it afterward when talking to Tom Singer of MLB.com: “It might be a medical record if a guy can come back in four days and pitch.”

Before leaving yesterday’s start Liriano allowed two runs in three innings, pushing his ERA to 4.60 after he went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 161 innings last year. He also allowed his eighth homer of the season after serving up a total of nine homers all of last year. And now he’s going to join rotation-mate Gerrit Cole on the DL.

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  1. vikes999 - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Should anyone be surprised by this…on one year…off the next. If he was a consistent legit starter he’d still be in Minny!!

    • felser - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      While your point about his inconsistency is a thumbs-up, the sad truth is that if he was a consistent legit starter, he would have already left Minny for the free agent $$.

  2. musketmaniac - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Is it Vance Worley time. I don’t like Stolmy as a starter. but we do seem to have options.

  3. disgracedfury - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Aj Burnett leaving to the Phillies was a bad move for both AJ and Pittsburg.

  4. musketmaniac - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    He’s pitching with a hernia, passing on A.j. was the right decision.

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