Toronto Blue Jays sign Francisco Liriano to minor league deal

Aug 29, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Francisco Liriano (47) participates in batting practice prior to a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano has reached a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays with an invite to spring training, the Toronto Sun and Sportsnet reported.

Liriano, 37, will earn $1.5 million if he makes the club, plus performance bonuses, per the reports.

He did not pitch last season after getting released by Philadelphia in July ahead of Opening Day.

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Liriano is 112-114 with a 4.15 ERA in 419 appearances (300 starts) in 14 seasons with six clubs, most notably the Minnesota Twins (2005-12) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2013-16, 2019). He last pitched with the Pirates, going 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 2019.

He was an All-Star with Minnesota in 2006 and won a World Series with the Houston Astros in 2017.

He previously pitched for the Blue Jays from 2016-17, going 8-7 with a 4.77 ERA in 28 games (26 starts) and striking out 126 batters in 132 innings.

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–Field Level Media