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Pirates sign LHP Liriano to minor league deal

Updated: 05-02-2019 05:52 IST
Pirates sign LHP Liriano to minor league deal

Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano agreed to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Monday. The Pirates said the deal includes an invitation to the major league camp.

Liriano, 35, would earn $1.8 million if he makes the major league roster, according to The Athletic. Liriano previously spent four seasons with the Pirates, going 41-36 with a 3.67 ERA in 107 starts from 2013-16. He won a career-high 16 games in 2013.

Last season, Liriano struggled with the Detroit Tigers and went 5-12 with a 4.58 ERA in 27 appearances (26 starts). Liriano is 107-111 with a 4.18 ERA in 350 career appearances (300 starts) over 13 seasons. He was an American League All-Star for the Minnesota Twins in 2006, when he went 12-3 with a 2.16 ERA in 28 appearances (16 starts).

Liriano pitched for Minnesota from 2005-12. He also has played for the Chicago White Sox (2012), Toronto Blue Jays (2016-17) and Houston Astros (2017). --Field Level Media