Liriano Signs One-Year Contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Francisco Liriano is the Pirate of Pittsburgh…

The 29-year-old Dominican professional baseball player has completed a reworked one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates after the left-handed starting pitcher injured his non-pitching arm over the holidays.

Francisco Liriano

The Pirates on Friday night announced they’d finalized the deal with Liriano, who has pitched for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox. Liriano’s deal includes a vesting option for the 2014 season.

Pittsburgh had agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract with Liriano in December, pending a physical. But then Liriano got hurt, putting his status with the Pirates in jeopardy.

General manager Neal Huntington wouldn’t get into specifics when he talked last month about the nature of the injury, saying only that the team remained in contact with Liriano.

Liriano is 53-54 with a 4.40 ERA in seven major league seasons. He went 6-12 with a 5.34 ERA in 2012 while splitting the season between the Twins and White Sox.

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