Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rookie Francisco Liriano May Be Sent to Bullpen

With Twins SP Scott Baker acquitting himself adequately as the team's anticipated No. 5 starter, can't-miss prospect Francisco Liriano, 22, a hard-throwing lefty in the mold of former hurler Steve Carlton, is ticketed for Triple A Rochester, N.Y. But the Twins have no lefties in the bullpen, and have been unable to fill two openings. Watch for Liriano to be pressed into service as a reliever.