Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano (concussion) has been cleared and is available out of the bullpen Saturday, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was anticipated, and it gives the Blue Jays a quality left-handed arm with the potential to log multiple innings out of the bullpen going forward in the ALCS.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano (head) is listed on the Blue Jays' ALCS roster, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano has progressed well through his rehab from a concussion sustained during the ALDS, so he'll rejoin Toronto's playoff roster as expected. The left-hander is on track to return to the Blue Jays bullpen by Game 2.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano's (head) bullpen session Thursday went off with no issues and he is on track to return for Game 2 of the ALCS, John Lott of Vice Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano's expected return to the rotation for Game 2 is a major boon for the Blue Jays' staff. He'll face an Indians club that had a league-average OPS against southpaws on the season at .748. Provided that Liriano returns for Game 2, J.A. Happ would likely be pushed back to Game 3.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano (concussion) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano's availability for the ALCS is contingent upon his upcoming workout. However, the team is optimistic that Liriano will be able to return to action heading into their upcoming series against the Indians.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano (concussion) expects to be activated from the disabled list Saturday when first eligible, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano was removed from the Blue Jays' ALDS roster and placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after being struck by a line drive last Friday, and it appears that will be the extent of his absence. Liriano will not be available for Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday, but barring any setbacks, he should be able to pitch if needed during the remainder of the series.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano has been removed from the Blue Jays' postseason roster due to a concussion and replaced by right-handed pitcher Danny Barnes, Stefan Stevenson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano took a batted ball off his head in Friday's game against the Rangers and was immediately removed for concussion testing. He will be eligible to return for the league championship series, provided that he has been out of action for at least seven days.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano (head) is going through the MLB's concussion protocol Saturday, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as Liriano was struck in the head/neck by a comebacker in Friday's game. He was released from the hospital and has rejoined the team, but he will now need to be symptom free for 24 hours before he is allowed to return to game action.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano (head) was released from the hospital after all tests were clear and traveled back to Toronto with the team Friday night, ESPN's Marly Rivera reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Game 2 of the ALDS after being hit in the head/neck by a line drive single off the bat of Carlos Gomez. Liriano was able to walk off the field under his own power, but was immediately taken to a hospital for testing. It is unclear if he will be able to pitch again during the postseason.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano (head) was taken to the hospital via ambulance Friday for further examination, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano left Friday's ALDS matchup in the eighth inning after getting hit in the back of the head by a Carlos Gomez line drive, and it seems like the injury sustained has some severity to it. There are also reports that the left-hander was in a neck brace, although it's still unclear exactly what the injury is. Things should become clearer following his tests at the hospital.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 months ago

Liriano was removed from Friday's ALDS game against the Rangers after getting hit in the head by a line drive, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carlos Gomez lined a ball 102 miles per hour off Liriano's head in the bottom of the eighth inning, but fortunately the left-hander was able to walk off under his own power. It's unclear if any damage was done by the blow or if it could keep him out of any games in the series, but that should become known as the Blue Jays staff examines him further.