Liriano Takes Mound Today

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Liriano Takes Mound Today
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NEW YORK -- Four and a half months after an injury that nearly derailed pitcher Francisco Liriano's Pirates tenure before it began, he finally will take the mound. Liriano is expected to start today against the New York Mets at Citi Field after five rehabilitation starts in the minors. He needed the rehabilitation starts because a broken right humerus suffered Christmas Day -- when, he said, he slammed his hand into a door to scare his children -- prevented him from participating fully in spring training.

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