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Francisco Liriano | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SF
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Francisco Liriano fanned seven while allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings Sunday against the Orioles.
The slider has been working for Liriano all spring; he's sporting a 25/4 K/BB ratio in just 14 1/3 innings. He'd still look really good in the Pirates rotation right about now. Mar 26 - 3:47 PM

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Despite 10 strikeouts, Francisco Liriano took a loss after allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday against the Twins.

Liriano has an 18/2 K/BB ratio in his three starts this spring. The runs he allowed today were his first surrendered in his 9 2/3 innings. As far as he is concerned, it's definitely time for the regular season to start.
Mar 20 - 5:46 PM

Francisco Liriano made easy work of the Phillies on Thursday, pitching three hitless innings in the Blue Jays' 6-4 win.

Liriano struck out five and walked one. He's fanned eight in five scoreless innings this spring. We try not to read much into spring stars, but Liriano had strong springs before fine seasons in 2014 and 2015 and had a tough March prior to last year's very disappointing first half. Maybe there's something to all of that.
Mar 9 - 4:37 PM

Francisco Liriano struck out three in two scoreless innings Friday against the Yankees.

Liriano struggled with the Pirates last year, but he was a whole lot better after arriving in Toronto. His fantasy upside isn't what it was, since he's gone from the NL Central and PNC Park to the AL East and the Rogers Centre, but he should be of use in mixed leagues at times this year.
Mar 3 - 4:20 PM

Francisco Liriano (concussion) is ready to go for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Indians on Saturday.

It's the first day he's eligible to return after his concussion in Game 2 of the ALDS last Friday. The veteran southpaw will pitch in a relief role during the series.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 01:23:00 PM

Francisco Liriano (concussion) is on the Blue Jays' ALCS roster.

Liriano had to be removed from the ALDS roster after suffering a concussion as a result of a line drive to the back of the head, but he's been symptom-free for a while now. He can't officially be added to the roster until Game 2. Devon Travis (knee) is also on the roster, as expected, and so are Dalton Pompey and Ryan Goins. Justin Smoak and Scott Feldman have lost their spots.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Francisco Liriano (concussion) is on track to return for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Indians on Saturday.

Liriano, who is working his way back from a concussion, made it through a bullpen session on Thursday with no issues. He's not eligible to return until Saturday, so the Blue Jays will have a 24-man roster for Game 1.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 06:47:00 PM

Francisco Liriano (concussion) is expected to throw a side session Thursday.

Barring any setbacks, Liriano should be good to go for the ALCS against the Indians. He would be eligible to return on Saturday. The southpaw is expected to pitch out of the bullpen during the series.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Francisco Liriano (concussion) said he's symptom-free and expects to be activated Saturday.

Liriano was removed from Blue Jays' ALDS roster after he was hit in the back of a head with a line drove in Game 2 on Friday. He'll still have to pass a concussion test, but he appears on track to join the Jays as soon as he's eligible for Game 2.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Francisco Liriano (concussion) is feeling better, but his status is uncertain.

Liriano suffered a concussion when was hit in the back of the head with a line drive in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said that he had an "awesome," symptom-free day Monday, which is great news, but he has yet to resume throwing. They'll continue to monitor his status over the next couple of days.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 02:47:00 PM

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Monday that Francisco Liriano (concussion) had an "awesome," symptom-free day Monday.

Liriano was removed from the ALDS roster due to a mild concussion after he was hit in the back of the head with a line drive. It's unclear what his chances are of being ready for the ALCS, but it appears he's doing much better. Liriano pitched in relief in the ALDS but could conceivably be given a start in the ALCS.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Francisco Liriano (concussion) has been removed from the Blue Jays' ALDS roster.

He's been replaced on the roster by reliever Danny Barnes. Liriano suffered a mild concussion after getting hit by a line drive late in Friday's Game 2 win over Texas. He'll miss a minimum of seven days. Liriano has been working out of the Blue Jays' bullpen this postseason.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 08:59:00 PM

Blue Jays trainer George Poulis said there's no timetable for Francisco Liriano's return.

Liriano suffered what the Blue Jays have deemed a "mild concussion" in Friday's Game 2 victory over Texas. It doesn't sound like he'll be available to pitch in Game 3. Liriano was a starter during the regular season but has been used out of the bullpen during the postseason.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Saturday that Francisco Liriano underwent further concussion testing

The results of that testing are not yet known, but it sounds as though it's just a precautionary procedure. Expect the left-hander to be active and available for Game 3 against the Rangers on Sunday.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 02:42:00 PM

The Blue Jays announced Friday that Francisco Liriano has been released from the hospital and has been cleared to fly home with the team.

Liriano was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after he was struck in the back of the head/neck by a Carlos Gomez line drive in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday. He should be available for Game 3 in Toronto on Sunday.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Juan Graterol
4Michael Ohlman
1B1Justin Smoak
2Steve Pearce
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Lourdes Gurriel
4Richard Urena
5Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Melvin Upton
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Jose Tabata
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7T.J. House
8Casey Lawrence
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4Joe Biagini
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7J.P. Howell
8Glenn Sparkman
9Brett Oberholtzer
10Dominic Leone
11Gavin Floyd
12Jeff Beliveau
13Lucas Harrell
14Matt Dermody