Francisco Liriano Announces Retirement

Longtime MLB pitcher Francisco Liriano has officially announced his retirement. 

Liriano last played in the majors during the 2019 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During the 2020 season, he signed a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies but was released before ever making the big-league club. He then opted to sit out the remainder of the season and signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays for the 2021 campaign. Yet, he would be released right before the start of the year. 

Although Liriano was unable to ever return, he had a very long career. In 419 games between the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Pirates, Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Detroit Tigers, he had a 112-114 record, 4.15 ERA, and 1,815 strikeouts. With that, he was an All-Star in 2006, World Series champion in 2017, and was named Comeback Player of the Year twice. 

With all of this, Liriano had himself a strong career. Not too many pitchers last as long as he did, and for that, he deserves a lot of respect. 

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