In his return to the rotation last night, Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano threw a gem going six innings and allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out nine.
He picked up his first win of the season in the process and dropped his ERA from 8.47 to 7.20 as the five relief appearances between this and his previous start seem to have done some good.
A free agent at season's end, Liriano will no doubt be made available at the deadline by a struggling Twins team, and if he can string together a few more quality starts he could be among the most coveted arms in baseball at the deadline.
He still has ace-caliber stuff when he's on, and while he represents a significant risk there are a handful of contending teams who could take that risk. Here is a look at five teams who could go after the 28-year-old if he continues to turn things around.