Former All-Star Francisco Liriano retires
Liriano, 38, played for six different teams dating back to his debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2005.
Signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 2000, Liriano was involved in professional baseball for two decades until being released from a minors deal with the Toronto Blue Jays last spring.
"I have spent some time recently reflecting on my career and thinking about my future," Liriano said in a statement obtained by Murray. "After many discussions with my family, friends, and others who care about me, I have decided to retire from professional baseball after a 20-year career.
"I want to thank all the coaches and fans in both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic who have supported me on my baseball journey."
The one-time All-Star retires with a 112-114 record, 4.15 ERA, and 3.88 FIP in 1,813 2/3 innings across 300 starts and 119 relief appearances. He earned a championship ring in 2017 as a member of the Houston Astros, coming over midseason from the Blue Jays for Teoscar Hernandez and Nori Aoki.
He spent half of his career with the Twins and enjoyed a fruitful five years with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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