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Francisco Liriano

EUGENE, OR — ESPN’s Buster Olney thinks that extension talks between the Eugene Emeralds and Francisco Liriano are “all but over” and the left-hander will hit free agency, he said on 1090 AM Eugene Sports Radio. Olney¬†states that the Emeralds was ready to match Lirano’s contract demands, but the left-hander was not ready to talk contract extension during the regular season. According to a source, he’s not ready to talk extensions with the Emeralds, period. In Onley’s opinion, Lirano is ‘good as gone’ after this year.¬†Liriano is considered as an important piece of the Emeralds rotation this year as they continue their journey to the CBL playoffs.The 30-year-old left-hander has a 4.26 ERA, 57 strikeouts in 50.2 innings pitched this year.

In addition, Olney states that the Emeralds are ‘currently’ talking other starting pitchers on the club about a possible contract extension. Olney believes that Justin Masterson and Clay Bucholz are the main candidates for contract extensions.

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