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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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:…

  8. 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…

  9. Francisco Liriano expected to sign with the Pirates

    Dec 21, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Francisco Liriano has agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Pirates, according to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Liriano was briefly booted from Minnesota’s rotation in May after posting a 9.45 ERA through six starts and then put together a fantastic two-month stretch upon rejoining the rotation, throwing 66…

  10. Mets considering Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano as potential R.A. Dickey replacements

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    The Mets jumped at the chance to trade R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays earlier this week in exchange for catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, prospect right-hander Noah Syndergaard and prospect outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. While it’s a tall order, they now need to find a way to replace the 2012 NL Cy Young Award…

  11. Red Sox “mostly focused on” Dempster, Sanchez, Lohse, Marcum, Liriano

    Dec 12, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    Getty Ryan Dempster

    As the Red Sox continue to look for rotation help Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that they’re “mostly focused on” Anibal Sanchez, Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Shaun Marcum, and Francisco Liriano. McAdam calls Sanchez “something of a longshot” because the Red Sox probably won’t want to pay his asking price and Dempster reportedly already turned…

  12. Twins’ talks with Francisco Liriano going “backwards”

    Dec 9, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    The Twins made some sort of offer earlier this winter to free agent left-hander Francisco Liriano. But it apparently wasn’t a very attractive one. LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Saturday that negotiations between the Twins’ front office and Liriano’s representatives “have gone backwards.” And it doesn’t sound like there’s a strong…

  13. Twins have offers out to Francisco Liriano, Joe Saunders

    Dec 5, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Seemingly uninterested in committing to a full rebuild after losing 95+ games each of the last two years, the Twins are more buyers than sellers at the moment. MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports that they’ve made offers to Francisco Liriano and Joe Saunders while waiting for the pitching market to further unfold. Liriano, of course, pitched…

  14. The Twins have talked with Francisco Liriano’s agents

    Nov 28, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano AP

    Francisco Liriano, we just can’t quit you. LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports: The Twins have had conversations with Liriano’s representatives, according to a source with knowledge of the talks, and the sides are expected to meet next week at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville during baseball’s annual winter meetings. Liriano posted a 5.34…

  15. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  16. That was fast: Francisco Liriano is back in the White Sox rotation

    Sep 13, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    The White Sox rotation is rather fluid these days. The other day, they decided to go with Hector Santiago — who was once this team’s closer — Jose Quintana and Jake Peavy as their starters this weekend, eschewing Francisco Liriano.  Then, last night, Santiago threw 49 pitches in relief. So now, Dan Hayes reports, Francisco Liriano appears to be back in line…

  17. Francisco Liriano is out of the White Sox rotation for now

    Sep 12, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    When the White Sox bumped Francisco Liriano from his start tonight in favor of Gavin Floyd, it was supposed to be a two-day move, with Liriano possibly pitching out of the pen against the Tigers and then starting Friday against the Twins. That plan is out the window now. The White Sox announced that they’d…

  18. White Sox pick Gavin Floyd over Francisco Liriano versus Tigers

    Sep 10, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    Gavin Floyd

    The White Sox won’t be easing Gavin Floyd back into the rotation in his return from a sore elbow; he’ll start Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series against the rival Tigers. The change pushes Francisco Liriano back to Friday, when he’ll face the Twins. By making the move, the White Sox…

  19. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  20. So, Jeremy Guthrie was July’s top pitching acquisition

    Aug 14, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    So far among AL starters anyway. Jeremy Guthrie couldn’t solve Coors Field, but he appears to have found his comfort zone in Kansas City. The veteran right-hander backed up his eight shutout-inning performance against the White Sox last week with seven more scoreless innings Tuesday in a victory over the A’s. Guthrie allowed just three…

  21. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 1, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Pirates 5, Cubs 0: A rejuvenated A.J. Burnett came into a Wrigley Field with the wind blowing in from center against a Cubs team hours off of a significant selloff and tossed a one-hitter. Oh, and Neil Walker drove in all five Pirates runs. Rays 8, Athletics 0: James Shields pitched a very relieved “oh…

  22. Francisco Liriano fans eight Twins in White Sox debut

    Jul 31, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Pitching against his old team in his first start for his new one, Francisco Liriano allowed two runs in six innings and struck out eight as the White Sox beat the Twins 4-3 on Tuesday. The game was tied 2-2 after the top of the seventh, so Liriano didn’t factor into the decision. The White…

  23. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Rangers celebrate

    One person’s thoughts on who made out best and worst at the trade deadline. Winners Texas Rangers: GM Jon Daniels wasn’t interested in parting with third baseman Mike Olt, much less shortstop Jurickson Profar, in order to counter the Angels’ Zack Greinke pickup, but he was able to keep his best prospects and land Ryan…

  24. HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Lets make a deal

    The 2012 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Here’s your summary of who went where and for whom: 7/31/12: The Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright. Quick Take: Anderson is a once-promising slugger who has seemingly run out of gas on his third time through Triple-A. Wright…

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