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Caution On Liriano

Francisco Liriano finally returned to the Majors, tossing six innings with five strikeouts to beat the Indians.  However, both Dave Cameron and Aaron Gleeman caution that he is still not the Liriano we saw in '06.

Liriano's average heater remains 3.7 mph down from '06, though his slider is still tough.  Liriano gets the Royals Saturday, and even with diminished abilities he might be able to handle them.  A lot of fantasy leagues have trade deadlines approaching; Liriano owners may want to shop around for a more reliable player in non-keeper leagues.


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