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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Liriano reportedly broke arm in bathroom fall

That’s coefficient of friction not fiction.

The mystery of Francisco Liriano’s broken right arm received some unsubstantiated clarification recently with a newspaper in his native Dominican Republic reporting he suffered it in a bathroom fall.

According to elcaribe.com, the newspaper’s website, Liriano fell days after the Dec. 21 agreement on his original two-year, $12.75 million contract with the Pirates, fracturing the humerus bone in the upper arm.

Citing a “source close to the player,” the report said Liriano’s right arm is in a cast. The report included no other details as to where or how exactly the left-handed pitcher had fallen.

The accident forced the sides to revisit terms of the original contract and reopen negotiations, which were finalized on Monday, according to FOXSports.com. The club had no comment, as Liriano still must pass a physical to formalize the agreement.

Repoz Posted: January 23, 2013 at 05:40 AM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: January 23, 2013 at 06:32 AM (#4353126)
The accident forced the sides to revisit terms of the original contract and reopen negotiations

Huh? A signed contract is a signed contract I thought. Or was it not signed yet?
   2. Bhaakon Posted: January 23, 2013 at 07:00 AM (#4353129)
Not if he hadn't had his physical yet.
   3. AROM Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:13 AM (#4353165)
Good thing for him he protected his pitching arm.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:22 AM (#4353171)
was he carrying deer meat, or washing his truck in the bathroom?
   5. Misirlou's got a job, but it don't pay Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:26 AM (#4353174)
Shoulda used a wide stance.
   6. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:28 AM (#4353178)
This moment pretty much sums up the Pirates' past two decades.
   7. Tom Nawrocki Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:37 AM (#4353183)
I just assume the bathroom was in a bar.
   8. Darren Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:42 AM (#4353190)
It was a bathroom full of spiders!
   9. Charles S. has an IV drip in his arm Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:53 AM (#4353198)
Perhaps he tripped over Brian Griese's dog.
   10. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM (#4353227)
I just assume the bathroom was in a bar.

he tripped over Roethlisberger, who was on his way out
   11. slothinator Posted: January 23, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4353340)
he tripped over Roethlisberger, who was on his way out


Why was Liriano going into the ladies room?
   12. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: January 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4353409)
Bathroom fall sounds an awful like bar room brawl. Something lost in translation here?
   13. smileyy Posted: January 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM (#4353410)
[6] I thought the CW was that this was a terrible contract?
   14. Cabbage Posted: January 23, 2013 at 01:38 PM (#4353462)
To be fair, its entirely possible that this drunken fall did occur in his bathroom.
   15. SteveM. Posted: January 23, 2013 at 02:06 PM (#4353480)
He was washing his truck.
   16. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: January 23, 2013 at 03:54 PM (#4353582)
From now on, whenever an athlete injures himself in the the off-season, all media reports will be required to say, "Player X hurt himself whilst snorting cocaine off a 14-year-old prostitute's ###." This would be incredibly unfair, of course, but I'll betcha it'll cut down on the injuries. (Plus, it's cool to see the word "whilst".)
   17. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 23, 2013 at 04:46 PM (#4353652)
He was washing his truck.


A new one for the Big Book of Euphemisms.
   18. Greg Schuler Posted: January 23, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4353657)
Trzcinski took the words right out of my mouth - I believe it! I believe it.
   19. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: January 23, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4353658)
Maybe he has a bar in his bathroom?
   20. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 23, 2013 at 05:03 PM (#4353670)
A humerus break is serious. Usually requires a plate and 6-8 screws to hold the bone together.
   21. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: January 23, 2013 at 05:37 PM (#4353687)
So what you are saying is that there is nothing humerus about breaking your arm in the bathroom?
   22. Gamingboy Posted: January 23, 2013 at 06:27 PM (#4353724)
Teams can do almost anything they want outside of outright saying "no" to keep players from doing the WBC... but they have yet to find a way to keep them out of the bathroom, where even more danger lurks.
   23. Al Kaline Trio Posted: January 23, 2013 at 06:35 PM (#4353729)
   24. puck Posted: February 09, 2013 at 06:30 PM (#4366232)
Liriano's contract re-worked in light of the broken arm:

Liriano had originally agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million deal on Dec. 21, shortly before fracturing his non-pitching arm during a fall at his home. According to Major League sources, the reworked deal is for one year, plus an option for 2014, and is guaranteed for $1 million, but Liriano can still earn the full $12.75 million through incentives.

Liriano's pact became official when he passed the requisite physical earlier Friday.

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