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Blue Jays release Francisco Liriano

The Blue Jays have granted left-hander Francisco Liriano his release, tweets Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, who notes that the veteran had an opt-out over the weekend. This news means Liriano is unlikely to have a second tenure in the majors as a member of the Blue Jays, with whom he pitched from 2016-17. Liriano worked almost exclusively as a start then, but he spent this spring vying for a role in Toronto’s bullpen. The 37-year-old was highly effective, as he tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings of four-hit, three-walk ball with six strikeouts, but that wasn’t enough to earn a role in the Blue Jays’ season-opening relief corps. It appears they’ll go into the season with Tim Mayza and Ryan Borucki as the primary lefties in their bullpen.
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Francisco Liriano: Headed to free agency

Liriano was released by the Blue Jays on Monday. Liriano didn't allow a run out of the bullpen in spring training, striking out seven while issuing three walks over 7.1 innings. He'll search for work elsewhere following his release from Toronto.
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Blue Jays' Francisco Liriano: Not in starting mix

Liriano isn't under consideration for a rotation spot but could be used as an opener or reliever, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports. Liriano isn't a lock to make the team, as he's in camp as a non-roster invitee and didn't pitch at all last season. He was a starter for most of his career but turned in a solid season of relief in 2019, posting a 3.47 ERA in 70.0 innings for the Pirates. If he does win a bullpen spot, however, it's unlikely to be in a fantasy-relevant role.
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Toronto Blue Jays sign Francisco Liriano to minor league deal

Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano has reached a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays with an invite to spring training, the Toronto Sun and Sportsnet reported. Liriano, 37, will earn $1.5 million if he makes the club, plus performance bonuses, per the reports. He did not pitch last season...
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Francisco Liriano, Blue Jays Reportedly Agree to Minor League Contract

Left-handed starting pitcher Francisco Liriano and the Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly agreed to a minor league contract, per Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. Liriano will be a non-roster invitee to training camp, per Longley. MLB.com defines one as follows:. "A non-roster invite (NRI) is an invitation for a...
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Toronto Blue Jays, Francisco Liriano agree to minor league deal

TORONTO -- Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano has agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays that includes an invitation to spring training. Liriano did not pitch in the majors during the pandemic-altered 2020 season. He was in camp with Philadelphia on a minor league deal when the Phillies released him in July before Opening Day.
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Francisco Liriano rejoining Blue Jays?

The Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with left-hander Francisco Liriano, as Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun first reported. He’ll get an invite to major-league spring training. Liriano previously pitched for the Blue Jays from 2016-17, but they sent him to the Astros in the...
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Jays sign Francisco Liriano to minor league deal

Rob Longley tells us that the Blue Jays have signed Francisco Liriano to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. It is 2016 all over again. Liriano is 37. He last pitched in the majors for the Pirates in 2019, getting into 69 games, with a 3.47 ERA in 70 innings. He walked 35 and struck out 63. He could fill a lefty from the bullpen role.