|Franciso Liriano's Pirate days could be over before they begin. (Getty Images)|
Insofar as Francisco Liriano's recently-agreed-upon two-year, $12.75-million deal with the Pirates is concerned, hold everything. Here's what Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweets ...
LHP Francisco Liriano injured right arm in Dec. #Pirates continue to talk to agent, but no deal imminent— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) January 8, 2013
The good news is that the injury in question is to Liriano's non-throwing arm, so perhaps this isn't enough to kill the deal altogether. It might, however, be enough to allow the Pirates to renegotiate the terms.
Liriano, age 29, is coming off a 2012 season in which he posted a 5.34 ERA in a combined 156 2/3 innings for the Twins and White Sox. He had been slotted in as the Pirates' No. 3 starter behind A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez.