Pirates reportedly re-sign Liriano
The Pirates have reportedly re-signed left-hander Francisco Liriano to a three-year, $39 million deal, according to multiple reports.
Re-signing Liriano was one of the Pirates’ top priorities this offseason and it appears as if they can now cross it off the list. It comes as no surpise that the Pirates made a push to get a deal in place prior to Jon Lester making his decision, which could come as soon as Tuesday. The teams that ultimately miss out on Lester will undoubtedly immediately begin to pursue backup options, some of which may have included Liriano.
Liriano, who is 23-18 with a 3.20 ERA over the last two years with the Pirates, was believed to be seeking a three- or four-year deal this offseason with an average annual value of at least $12 million. On that front, this deal appears to be a good fit for both sides.
— Paul Casella