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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Francisco Liriano (head) was taken to a hospital Friday.

Liriano was struck in the back of the head/neck area by a Carlos Gomez line drive in the eighth inning Friday. The southpaw didn't seem to be too shaken up, but you can never be too careful when it comes to head injuries. The Blue Jays should have an update on Liriano later Friday.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Francisco Liriano departed Friday's game against the Rangers after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive.

Carlos Gomez smashed one back up in the middle in the bottom of the eighth inning that hit Liriano in the back of the head/neck area and deflected well into the outfield. The left-hander seemed OK as he walked off the field, but he'll obviously go through concussion protocol before his status is determined.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Francisco Liriano worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game victory over the Orioles.

Liriano needed just 17 pitches to retire five batters, and he struck out two. The veteran lefty was an option to start this loser-goes-home tilt after finishing the regular season with a couple of strong notes, but the Jays opted for Marcus Stroman instead and he was sharp for six innings. Liriano could make a start if the Jays last long enough, but he remains in a bullpen role for them at present.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 12:12:00 AM

Francisco Liriano turned in a gem on Wednesday, striking out 10 batters while firing 6 1/3 shutout frames, but he had to settle for a no-decision against the Orioles.

He left the game with a 2-0 lead but watched as his closer coughed up the lead and the game in the ninth inning. Perhaps most impressively for him, he issued only one free pass on the night. This is the guy who is second in the major leagues in walks allowed this year. After putting up a 5.46 ERA with the Pirates he has registered a 2.92 ERA since being dumped on the Blue Jays. Overall he is 8-13 with a 4.69 ERA in 29 starts and two relief appearances. He has 168 strikeouts and 85 walks in 163 innings.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:04:00 PM

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1B1Justin Smoak
2Steve Pearce
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SS1Troy Tulowitzki
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LF1Melvin Upton
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CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
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RF1Jose Bautista
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DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7T.J. House
8Casey Lawrence
9Ryan Borucki
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4Joe Biagini
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
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8Glenn Sparkman
9Brett Oberholtzer
10Danny Barnes
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