Francisco Liriano signs with Pirates
Pitcher Francisco Liriano has signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates worth $14 million, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The contract means 2013 will be the first season in Liriano’s seven-year pro career that he won’t begin with the Minnesota Twins.
Liriano, 29, played most of the 2012 season in Minnesota before being traded to the Chicago White Sox. He went 12-3 with a 2.16 ERA in 2006 before tearing a ligament in his elbow. His record and ERA have steadily declined since then – he finished 2012 6-12 with a 5.34 ERA.