Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:54:21 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, Feb. 18, that SP Francisco Liriano will be the team's starter on opening day. Hurdle said he likes Liriano's "dependability."
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:43:01 -0800
Free-agent 1B James Loney (Rays) has changed agencies, switching from CAA Sports to the Legacy Agency. Loney rebounded with the Rays in 2013, hitting .299 with 13 home runs. The Legacy Agency represents a number of high-profile clients including New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano and Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:33:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will make the start in Game 3 of the National League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 6, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano is a tremendous fantasy option in postseason pools and daily leagues, as he is 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA in four career starts against St. Louis. He allowed just 10 hits with 20 strikeouts in 22 innings over three starts against the Cardinals in 2013, including one complete game.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:47:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (sinus) is scheduled to start Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team confirmed Wednesday, Oct. 2. Liriano will be working on regular rest after pitching and winning in the wild card game. He battled a sinus infection in that outing.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:56:10 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 3. SP Francisco Liriano will start Game 3.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 08:30:32 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said SP Francisco Liriano will start the wild card play-in game against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:31:38 -0700
If the game Sunday, Sept. 29, turns out to be meaningful, the Pittsburgh Pirates might bring back SP Francisco Liriano to pitch on three days' rest. SP Charlie Morton might work Saturday, Sept. 28, working on regular rest. Right now, both days' starters are undeclared.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:10:55 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano's option for the 2014 season has vested after he spent 90 days on the active roster this year, according to team president Frank Coonelly. Liriano has also made an extra $3.5 million in incentives this year. His base salary next year will be at $5 million with a chance to increase to $6 million, and he has an opportunity to make $2 million more in bonuses.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 16:05:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the rotation after the All-Star break will be SP Francisco Liriano, SP A.J. Burnett, SP Jeff Locke, SP Charlie Morton and SP Gerrit Cole.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:12:05 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed just two earned runs and four hits in a complete game victory Friday, July 5, against the Chicago Cubs. It was his first complete game since he had a no-hitter as a member of the Minnesota Twins back on May 3, 2011. Liriano struck out seven batters in Friday's win.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano has won five of his past six starts, and has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all formats this season. It took him a few years after elbow issues, but he appears to be an elite pitching option once again.