Francisco Liriano to make debut for Pirates on May 11


Fransisco Liriano is scheduled to make his season debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 11. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle delivered the news to reporters on Wednesday.

Liriano signed a one year deal with the Pirates in the offseason but has been working his way back from a fractured right arm. The pitcher reportedly injured himself while trying to scare his kids on Christmas morning.

In four rehab outings the left hander has a 3.24 ERA over 16 2/3 innings of work. His 27/3 K/BB ratio makes for an intriguing line to watch once he does arrive in the majors.

The Pirates are expected to welcome back fellow pitcher Charlie Morton on May 14.

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