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Francisco Liriano Scratched From Saturday Start For Minnesota Twins

And just as soon as we were finally able to post our update from tonight's disaster at Target Field, numerous entities reported via Twitter that things are getting worse. . .again. . .for the Minnesota Twins. Since we haven't given much exposure to Rhett Bollinger, we'll use his tweet to break the story.

LHP Francisco Liriano was scratched from tomorrow's start with a sore left shoulder and RHP Anthony Swarzak will start in his place. #Twinsless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


The soreness in Francisco Liriano's left shoulder will keep him from making his regularly scheduled start tomorrow night at Target Field.

Anthony Swarzak will get the start on Saturday night in Liriano's place. For the 2011 season thus far, Swarzak is 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA. He has only thrown seven innings on the year, and has only made one start. That start came back on April 28 in Tampa Bay, when he allowed five runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings of work in a 6-1 Minnesota loss to the Rays.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.