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Francisco Liriano | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SF
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Francisco Liriano surrendered two runs on six hits over six-plus innings in Sunday's win over the Royals.
Liriano struck out just two while walking one in the afternoon outing. He coughed up a solo homer to Jorge Bonifacio in the first inning and an RBI single to Eric Hosmer in the fourth to account for the run-scoring action on his line. This was an improvement over the five runs he surrendered against the Rangers in his last outing, but even so, Liriano still holds an unsightly 5.46 ERA and 1.61 WHIP for the season as a whole. A home start against the Red Sox shows next on his schedule. Jun 25 - 5:41 PM

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Francisco Liriano was hit hard in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, allowing five runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Liriano struck out three and walked two on the night. The Rangers got to him early in this one, scoring four times in the first inning including a solo homer from Carlos Gomez. Liriano has been a disaster this season, registering a 5.76 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 50 innings. He'll try to get back on track when he takes on the Royals in Kansas City on Sunday.
Jun 21 - 12:55 AM

Francisco Liriano allowed three runs -- two earned -- and struck out nine batters in seven innings against the Rays on Wednesday.

He surrendered five hits and two walks against the nine punchouts. He left the game with a three-run lead but watched as reliever Joe Smith coughed up the lead and vultured the win in the eighth inning. Liriano has 49 strikeouts and 28 walks in 45 1/3 innings. He has a 5.36 ERA and scary 1.63 WHIP after 10 starts.
Jun 14 - 11:24 PM

Francisco Liriano allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's 10-inning win over the A's.

Liriano struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. He surrendered solitary runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings before being relieved of duty. While he has not thrown more than five innings in either of his last two starts, the Blue Jays are still working him back into a full workload after he missed three weeks with a bout of shoulder inflammation. He will try for an extended outing in a home start against the Rays next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 7 - 7:23 PM

Making his return from the disabled list, Francisco Liriano surrendered two runs over five-plus inning innings Friday in a victory over the Yankees.

Liriano, who was coming back from shoulder inflammation, held the Yankees off the board until Aaron Judge connected for a two-run blast in the sixth inning. It was his final batter of the night. The southpaw struck out five and walked a pair while throwing 81 pitches. He’ll bring a 5.94 ERA into a start against the
Jun 2 - 11:00 PM

Blue Jays activated LHP Francisco Liriano from the 10-day disabled list.

Liriano will rejoin the Jays' rotation on Friday against the Yankees. The left-hander posted a 6.35 ERA before going on the DL, so fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach with the talented but inconsistent Liriano.
Jun 2 - 10:44 AM

Francisco Liriano (shoulder) will return to the Blue Jays' rotation on Friday against the Yankees.

Joe Biagini's next turn has been pushed to Saturday and Marcus Stroman will start the series finale against the Yankees on Sunday. Liriano has been on the disabled list since May 11 with left shoulder inflammation. He racked up seven strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in his minor league rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Buffalo.
May 30 - 4:27 PM

Francisco Liriano (shoulder) will rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation this weekend.

The exact day hasn't been determined yet, but Liriano felt good during a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Buffalo. The left-hander has been on the shelf for nearly three weeks with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He was really struggling before going down, so fantasy owners would be wise to take a wait-and-see approach.
May 29 - 4:44 PM

Francisco Liriano racked up seven strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

The veteran left-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a pair of walks, throwing 48 of his 72 pitches for strikes. It's unclear if he'll require an additional rehab start or be cleared to rejoin the Jays' rotation this week.
May 28 - 10:51 PM

Francisco Liriano (shoulder) is expected to make a rehab start on Sunday.

Liriano had a successful live batting practice session on Tuesday evening and will be cleared to join one of the Blue Jays' minor league affiliates this weekend if he wakes up Wednesday with no abnormal discomfort. The veteran left-hander is on track to return to Toronto's starting rotation in early June. He has a 6.35 ERA in 28 1/3 innings this season.
May 23 - 5:58 PM

Francisco Liriano (shoulder) is slated to throw live batting practice Tuesday.

Liriano got through another successful bullpen session Sunday, clearing the way for him to face hitters. Assuming Tuesday's session goes well, he'll likely be in line to begin a rehab assignment next weekend. The left-hander seems poised to rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation early next month if all goes well.
May 21 - 11:10 AM

Francisco Liriano (shoulder) completed a successful bullpen session on Thursday.

He threw to Russell Martin, who is also on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Both players said they felt great after Thursday's session. Liriano, who is eligible to return Sunday, should be back in Toronto's rotation before long. Mike Bolsinger has been filling in for him.
May 18 - 5:49 PM

Blue Jays placed LHP Francisco Liriano on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

Liriano's fastball velocity is way down in 2017 and he was hammered for seven runs over just two innings last time out against the Indians on Wednesday night. The Jays are confident he'll be back after the minimum 10 days. Liriano's spot in the rotation will be filled by Mike Bolsinger.
May 11 - 3:49 PM

Francisco Liriano took a beating against the Indians on Wednesday, allowing seven runs in just two innings.

He escaped a loss when his club pulled out a win in the ninth inning. He surrendered five hits and three walks without striking out a batter. Seven of those eight baserunners came around to score. He was credited with two innings pitched but he came out for the third inning and gave up five runs in that frame without recording an out. His ERA rose from a decent 4.44 to an awful 6.35 after today's poor outing. He projects for two starts next week if his owners are brave enough to use him.
May 10 - 11:36 PM

Francisco Liriano was hit hard in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, giving up three runs on five hits in just 3 2/3 innings.

Liriano struck out five but also battled command problems and issued five walks. All of the damage against him was done in the fourth inning where Daniel Robertson and Derek Norris clubbed solo homers and Steven Souza coaxed a bases loaded walk. The inconsistent left-hander now owns a 4.44 ERA and disastrous 1.75 WHIP on the season. He'll hope for better when he takes on the Indians on Wednesday.
May 5 - 10:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Jeff Beliveau
9Bo Schultz
10Glenn Sparkman
11Leonel Campos