Pirates, Francisco Liriano revise contract

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Francisco Liriano and the Pirates are close to inking a revised contract. (Getty Images)

Lefty Francisco Liriano will, as expected, be a Pittsburgh Pirate, but he'll be a Pirate under slightly different parameters.

CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman originally reported that Liriano agreed to terms with Pittsburgh on a two-year, $12.75-million contract. However, before the deal could be finalized, Liriano broke his non-throwing arm, which prompted the Pirates to revisit the terms. Now, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that the two sides have reworked the original deal. Sources tell Rosenthal that Liriano could still make $12.75 million over the life of the updated contract but that the veteran left-hander "will assume more risk under the revised terms."

Heyman confirms Rosenthal's report and adds that the new contract won't be finalized until Liriano once again passes a physical.

The 29-year-old Liriano is coming off a season in which he posted a 5.34 ERA in a combined 156 2/3 innings for the Twins and White Sox. For his career, Liriano has a 4.40 ERA across parts of seven major-league seasons.

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