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Liriano named 'Comeback Player of the Year'

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pirates starter Francisco Liriano pitches during the first inning of the National League wild-card game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at PNC Park.

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Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
 

Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was an overwhelming choice as The Sporting News' National League “Comeback Player of the Year.''

Liriano received 58 of a possible 80 votes in balloting among current NL players. The runner-up was Pirates reliever Mark Melancon, who got eight votes.

Outfielder Marlon Byrd, who was traded from the New York Mets to the Pirates in August, received six votes to finish third.

In 26 starts this season, Liriano went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA. He missed the first five weeks of the season while recovering from a broken right arm. Liriano sustained the injury in December, before the Pirates signed him to a free-agent contract.

In 2012, Liriano went a combined 6-12 with a career-worst 5.34 ERA with the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox.

 

 

 
 


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