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Former MLB All-Star Francisco Liriano retires at age 38

Francisco Liriano, a Major League Baseball All-Star with the Minnesota Twins in 2006, retired at the age of 38, according to Benjamin Jones of SB Nation on Friday. Liriano, a native of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, played 14 seasons of MLB with the Twins, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Detroit Tigers from 2005 to 2019.
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Remembering Blue Jays Legend Francisco Liriano

While Liriano spent the majority of his playing days between the Minnesota Twins (2005-2012) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2013-2016), the 38-year-old joined the Toronto Blue Jays for a couple of partial seasons from 2016-2017 – including their post-season run in ’16. Though he’s certainly not one of the more...
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Francisco Liriano, left-hander who spent 14 seasons in MLB, retires from baseball

Francisco Liriano, a left-handed veteran of 14 big-league seasons, announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Monday. Liriano's agent Mike Maulini confirmed the news to FanSided's Robert Murray. Liriano made his big-league debut during the 2005 season, a couple of summers after being shipped to the Minnesota Twins as...
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Former All-Star Francisco Liriano retires

Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano is retiring after 14 MLB seasons, his agent told Robert Murray of FanSided. Liriano, 38, played for six different teams dating back to his debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2005. Signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 2000, Liriano was...
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Morning Mound Visit: Francisco Liriano announces retirement

Robert Kelley | Bucs Dugout: Francisco Liriano announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the majors. Liriano last pitched at the major league level in 2019 as he opted out of the 2020 season and didn’t pitch in 2021. Liriano compiled 17.9 rWAR in 1,813 2⁄3 innings while pitching to a 4.15 ERA.
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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/18/22: Brian DeLunas, Francisco Liriano, and Coco Crisp

Rest in peace to former Mariners bullpen coach Brian DeLunas, who passed away yesterday at the age of 46 after a long battle with kidney disease. Known for his generosity, kindness, and dedication to the game, DeLunas and his welcoming presence will be greatly missed in the baseball community. A GoFundMe page has been created to support him and his family with funeral and everyday expenses.
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Former Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano announces retirement

For much of his career, Francisco Liriano mixed tantalizing with torment, dominant pitching performances interspersed with injuries that would unfortunately knock the train off its tracks. In Pittsburgh, Liriano simultaneously became a symbol of hope, a way to remember the good times, and also, upon his exit, something else to...
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Former Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano retires after 14 season in the Major Leagues

After a 14-year MLB career spent mostly with the Twins and Pirates and two decades in professional baseball, left-hander Francisco Liriano has decided to step away from the sport. Liriano’s retirement was first reported by Robert Murray of FanSided, who also shared a statement from the 38-year-old pitcher. “I have spent some time recently reflecting on my career and thinking […]
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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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Blue Jays grant pitcher Francisco Liriano his unconditional release

The Toronto Blue Jays have granted left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano his unconditional release, the club announced Monday. This allows Liriano to become a free agent and he will be eligible to sign with any team. The 37-year-old appeared in seven games with the Blue Jays in spring training, recording six strikeouts and three walks through 7.1 innings.
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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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