Recovering Liriano arrives at Pirates camp
A restructured contract was finalized Friday, though, when Liriano passed a physical here.
The original contract was for two years and $12.75 million. Under the revised terms, he is guaranteed $1 million this year, but has the potential to make $13.75 million plus award bonuses over two seasons. Liriano said he doesn't mind accepting such a heavily incentive-laden deal and less guaranteed money.
"After that (injury) happened, I was willing to take anything or play for anybody," he said. "I wanted to get a job."
Last season, he went a combined 6-12 with a 5.34 ERA for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox. Liriano believes switching from the American League to the National League could get him back on track.
"I was with the Twins (and White Sox) for seven years. That's a long time," Liriano said. "Everybody knew me and I knew most of the hitters. I'm ready for something new."
NOTES: Monday was Pittsburgh's check-in day for pitchers and catchers. The first official workout will be Tuesday morning. More than 40 players, however, took the field on Monday to warm up. ... The Pirates open the Grapefruit League season vs. Tampa Bay on Feb. 23.
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