Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 days ago

Liriano (4-3) earned the win Sunday against the Royals. He allowed two runs on six hits over six innings, striking out two and walking one.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano pitched into the seventh before receiving the hook, but it was a nice start for someone who had a 8.53 ERA in five previous road starts. Moreover, Liriano has now completed the fifth inning in half of his six starts away from home this season. The run support has been more than good for Liriano this season, but it was his merits that keyed Toronto's win Sunday.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 week ago

Liriano (3-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks over 4.2 innings in Texas on Tuesday. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

This was one of Liriano's worst starts of the season, and you really have to massage the stats to take many positives away from what he's done. Over precisely 50 innings, Liriano has posted a 5.76 ERA and 1.66 WHIP, and his 52 strikeouts don't alleviate that ratio damage. Liriano's name brand and whiffs will keep him on fantasy rosters in many formats, but his production no longer warrants that.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
2 weeks ago

Liriano (4-2) pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine in Wednesday's victory over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday marked Liriano's longest outing of the season, and just his second quality start of the year. He's looked solid in the three games since returning from a shoulder injury, going 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 17 innings. The left-hander will look to keep things rolling when he takes the mound Tuesday in Arlington against the Rangers.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Liriano pitched five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk, with five strikeouts in Wednesday's 10-inning win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano let an early three-run lead get away, allowing single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Short outings have been the norm this season for Liriano. In his nine starts, he's pitched more than 5.1 innings just one. His ERA isn't very appealing, either, sitting at 5.87 after Wednesday's outing. Liriano will look to go a little deeper in his next start when Toronto hosts the Rays next Wednesday.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
4 weeks ago

Liriano (3-2) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings to earn the win Friday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano (shoulder) returned from the disabled list, which likely explains why he was pulled after throwing just 81 pitches. He'll need to string together a few more strong outings before earning the trust of fantasy owners, as the lefty currently carries a 5.94 ERA. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Athletics.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
4 weeks ago

Liriano (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday for his start against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw's shoulder inflammation cost him most of May, but his Sunday rehab start (two earned runs on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings for Triple-A Buffalo) was enough to confirm he's ready. Liriano will continue providing tantalizing strikeout upside along with tangible control flaws, but that's often good enough to justify starting him in deeper fantasy leagues. The Bronx Bombers will provide a tough test in his return, though.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano (shoulder) will start Friday against the Yankees, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano landed on the disabled list earlier in May due to shoulder inflammation, but it seems like everything is back in working order. The southpaw has struggled this season to the tune of a 6.35 ERA and 1.91 WHIP, although his 5.11 FIP does suggest that some bad luck has plagued him this season. He'll make his return appearance opposite Michael Pineda.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano (shoulder) said he feels ready to come off the disabled list and make his next start as soon as Friday against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano made a rehab start at Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, covering 4.1 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out 72 pitches. The left-hander tossed 72 pitches in the outing, so assuming that he's not experiencing any discomfort in his shoulder in the days to come, it's not expected that he'll face any restrictions upon returning from the disabled list. With both Liriano and J.A. Happ (elbow) seemingly on tap for activations in the near future, it's expected that Mike Bolsinger will be dropped from the rotation beginning next week.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday and expects to make a rehab start Sunday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw has been sidelined since May 11 with shoulder soreness, which he said was plaguing him for weeks prior to landing on the DL. A successful bullpen session at Miller Park on Tuesday seems to have him in line for the final step of his rehab, a weekend outing with Triple-A Buffalo. Assuming all goes well, Liriano could be activated within the next week.

Francisco Liriano
SP TOR
1 month ago

Liriano (shoulder) felt "great" after tossing a bullpen session Sunday and expects to throw another BP session Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. He'll likely make a rehab start next weekend.

EDGE Analysis

Liriano has now tossed three successful bullpen sessions in his rehab from shoulder inflammation. If all goes according to plan, it looks as if he'll be able to make a minor-league rehab start next weekend before hopefully being able to rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation following that outing.