Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:27:31 -0800
The Kansas City Royals are expected to check in on the top free-agent pitchers on the market, SP Jon Lester (Athletics) and James Shields (Royals), but their focus will mainly be on SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) and SP Ervin Santana (Braves).
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:00:31 -0800
Free-agent SP Francisco Liriano (Pirates) declined a qualifying offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, Nov. 10.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:26:14 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin and SP Francisco Liriano both received $15.3 million qualifying offers Monday, Nov. 3.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:14:10 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates may make a qualifying offer to impending free-agent SP Francisco Liriano this offseason.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:41:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano picked up his fifth win of the season Thursday, Sept. 11, allowing four hits over eight shutout innings and striking out 12.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:18:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will start Friday, July 18, in the first game of the second half, followed by Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez and Vance Worley, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Gerrit Cole (lat) remains out of the rotation for at least another week, but he should be back sometime in August. Worley remains NL-only fodder for as long as he's taking Cole's spot.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:37:05 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (oblique) will start Sunday, July 13, against the Cincinnati Reds. SP Vance Worley will work out of the bullpen Saturday, July 12, and Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward. He is worth adding in all formats if you're looking for pitching. Worley's value obviously suffers, but with Gerrit Cole also injured, Worley could be worth holding in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:24:29 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (oblique) will return to the rotation prior to the All-Star break and pitch in the series against the Cincinnati Reds beginning Friday, July 11, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: With a return date in sight, Liriano's high-risk, high-reward potential is worth considering, if he is available on your waiver wire.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:41:28 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (oblique) went six shutout innings and struck out eight in his first rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis. He retired the final 15 batters he faced.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano was effective enough that if the team is comfortable with his stamina, he could return without needing another rehab start.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:04:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (oblique) is slated to make a rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, July 7, and throw five innings or 85 pitches.