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Francisco Liriano Struggles Again, Minnesota Twins Plan Something New

Francisco Liriano started on Sunday afternoon, but the former ace for the Minnesota Twins once again struggled in another shortened outing. Liriano hasn't had a great season thus far and, according to a Pioneer Press source, the Twins are going to to do something different with Liriano going forward.

What exactly they're going to do remains unclear for now, but Liriano seems open to something new.

The Twins are going to "take a step back" with Francisco Liriano, though it's unclear what exactly that means. Whatever the Twins have in mind, Liriano says he's ready and willing.

"If it's going to help me, I'm going to do it. I don't have any problem with that," the left-hander said after giving up five earned runs on three hits and five walks in a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, April 22, at Tropicana Field. "They've given me the chance to start and I haven't done my job at all so whatever they're going to do it's OK with me."

This might get interesting.

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