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Stats: 21 G, 16 GS, 3-9, 4.81 ERA, 107 Ks, 97.1 IP
Contract Status: Free agent at season's end
Liriano got off to a rough start to the season and wound up spending some time in the bullpen, but in 10 starts since returning to the rotation he has gone 3-4 with a 2.84 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 63.1 innings, including 25 strikeouts over 14 innings of work in his last two starts.
His entire career has been a series of ups and downs, but any team acquiring him looks like it would catch him on a major up, as he could be a big contributor down the stretch.
Predicted Landing Spot: New York Yankees
The Yankees' starting rotation has looked much better of late, with Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova finding some consistency alongside CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda.
That could be reason enough for the Yankees to back off on some of the top names, but they'll likely still look to add a starter, as Freddy Garcia (4-3, 5.37 ERA) is a shaky option at best, and it remains to be seen when Andy Pettitte will be back.