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  1. Play of the Day: Francisco Liriano starts 9th with nifty between-the-legs snag

    Jul 6, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Francisco Liriano held the Cubs to two runs on four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over a nine-inning complete game. The lefty lowered his ERA to 2.20 in his 11th start of the season as he continues to top the list of baseball’s best off-season bargains. Liriano started off the bottom of the…

  2. Pirates win eighth in a row, are the first team to 50 wins

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates continued their hot streak with a 2-1 victory over the Brewers tonight, their eighth in a row and their 50th of the season. The Red Sox also started the day at 49 wins, but dropped their afternoon game against the Blue Jays. The Cardinals won, so the Pirates maintain their one-game lead in…

  3. Chris Sale strikes out 14, but loses anyway

    Jun 15, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

    Chris Sale Getty

    White Sox starter struck out 14 Astros over eight innings tonight, but ended up a tough-luck loser as his team fell 2-1. Sale allowed the first run without allowing a hit (bookended by Alexei Ramirez errors) and the second on an infield single. The Astros managed just five hits (all singles) and a walk off…

  4. Francisco Liriano strikes out 11 over six innings

    Jun 1, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    Pirates starter Francisco Liriano struck out 11 batters over six innings in a tough luck loss to the Reds tonight. The 29-year-old lefty had always shown signs of promise but due to injuries and his own inconsistencies, he was never able to keep it together for more than a season at a time. With just…

  5. Francisco Liriano is 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA for the Pirates

    May 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    Francisco Liriano was terrible for the Twins and White Sox last season and then lost out on a ton of guaranteed money with the Pirates when he broke his right arm trying to prank his kids on Christmas morning. That all led to a whole lot of jokes at his expense and caused Liriano to…

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Star Trek into Darkness

    Phillies 3, Marlins 0: Cliff Lee shuts out the Marlins on three hits. Granted, it doesn’t take anyone as good as Lee to shut out the Marlins, but that’s nothing that Lee could help. He was dominant. Just like Benedict Cumberbatch in that scene when he killed all those [alien race redacted to avoid spoilers]…

  7. Francisco Liriano was involved in a weird play while in Triple-A

    May 11, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    Working his way back to the Majors, Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano was involved in one of the strangest plays you’ll see all year. On April 30, Liriano’s Indianapolis Indians played host to the Gwinnett Braves. The score was 6-0 in the bottom of the third as Liriano came to bat with a runner on third…

  8. Francisco Liriano slated to make Pirates debut Saturday

    May 6, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    Francisco Liriano wasn’t exactly sharp in his minor-league rehab start Sunday, allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings at Triple-A, but apparently the Pirates are convinced he’s ready to go. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Liriano is expected to make his Pirates debut Saturday against the Mets after missing…

  9. Francisco Liriano expected to make Pirates debut May 10

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    Via Karen Price of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Francisco Liriano is scheduled to pitch five innings (80 pitches) on Thursday for Triple-A Indianapolis, six innings (90 pitches) on Tuesday and 100 pitches on May 5, which puts him in line for a start with the Pirates on May 10 at the New York Mets. Liriano broke…

  10. Francisco Liriano throws three no-hit innings in rehab start

    Apr 16, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Liriano stretches outside the clubhouse during a workout before a MLB spring training baseball game in Bradenton

    Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano took a major step in his recovery from a broken right arm yesterday, throwing three scoreless innings in a minor-league rehab start at high Single-A. Liriano gave up zero hits and zero walks while striking out six, with at least two more rehab outings on tap until he’s cleared to join…

  11. Twins place Cole De Vries on DL, call up Pedro Hernandez

    Apr 5, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Cole De Vries was supposed to sub for the injured Scott Diamond in the Twins’ rotation, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained forearm. Minnesota will call up Pedro Hernandez to start in De Vries’ place Sunday against the Orioles. De Vries held his own after being thrown into the Twins’…

  12. 2013 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    andrew mccutchen getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Can the Buccos break .500 for the first time since the 1992 season? It is absolutely…

  13. 2013 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Mar 18, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Will the White Sox again exceed low expectations? Last year at this time the…

  14. Joel Peralta suffers sandwich-related injury

    Feb 13, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    no sandwiches

    This is obviously the leader in the clubhouse for best injury of the year. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Rays reliever Joel Peralta “hurt his neck getting out of the car when he stopped for sandwiches.” I realize it’s only February 13, but that’s gonna be awfully tough to beat. There…

  15. Francisco Liriano broke his arm while “trying to startle his kids” on Christmas morning

    Feb 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    Francisco Liriano cost himself a lot of guaranteed money when he broke his non-pitching arm this offseason. The Pirates tore up a two-year, $12.75 million deal and it was replaced with one that only guarantees him $1 million. He can get it all back if he achieves certain benchmarks and has his 2014 option vest,…

  16. Details of Francisco Liriano’s contract with the Pirates

    Feb 9, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano Getty

    Francisco Liriano originally agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract with the Pirates in December, but the two sides went back to the negotiating table after he broke his right (non-throwing) arm in a bathroom fall. The deal was finalized yesterday as a one-year, $1 million contract with a vesting option for 2014, but now…

  17. UPDATE: Francisco Liriano only guaranteed $1 million in deal with Pirates

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    UPDATE: According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, Liriano will only be guaranteed $1 million. He could make an additional $11.75 million if he reaches certain bonuses and has his option vest for 2014. That was quite a costly fall. 10:48 PM: The Pirates just officially announced the deal. Liriano will get a one-year contract with…

  18. Report: Pirates close to minor league deal with Jonathan Sanchez

    Feb 4, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez

    UPDATE: Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review confirms that the Pirates are close to a minor league deal with Sanchez. 7:17 PM: According CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Pirates are close to a deal with free agent left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. No word on whether it will be a guaranteed major league deal. Sanchez was a…

  19. The Pirates continue to negotiate with Francisco Liriano

    Feb 2, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    The Pirates agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract with left-hander Francisco Liriano in December, but the deal has yet to be finalized because he broke his right (non-throwing) arm in a bathroom fall. While FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported late last month that the two sides had agreed to a revised deal, it’s not…

  20. Francisco Liriano fractured right arm in a “bathroom fall”

    Jan 22, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    The Pirates re-worked some language this week in Francisco Liriano‘s two-year, $12.75 million free agent contract because of an undisclosed right arm fracture that he suffered in late December. Now there’s a bit more information about how that injury happened courtesy of MLB.com beat writer Tom Singer and the newspaper El Caribe: The mystery of Francisco Liriano’s broken right arm…

  21. Pirates, Francisco Liriano reach a revised deal

    Jan 21, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    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…

  22. Report: Pirates bring back Jeff Karstens on one-year deal

    Jan 14, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    Jeff Karstens Getty

    Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have re-signed right-hander Jeff Karstens to a one-year contract, pending a physical. It’s believed to be worth $2.5 million, which is less than the $3.1 million he made last year. Karstens was non-tendered by the Pirates in late-November and there hasn’t been any buzz about…

  23. Injury puts Francisco Liriano’s deal with Pirates in jeopardy

    Jan 8, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano 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…

  24. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  25. Joe Saunders in talks with Orioles, Mariners and Padres

    Dec 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    Joe Saunders Getty

    UPDATE: Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that the Mets have also discussed Saunders as an option to replace R.A. Dickey. However, it’s not clear whether they have spoken with his agent or if they are willing to go to multiple years in order to sign him. 10:01 AM: We heard earlier this week…

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