June 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (47) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

White Sox Trade For Francisco Liriano


Pedro Hernandez and Eduardo Escobar are no longer White Sox. Having missed on Zack Greinke, the White Sox have traded for Francisco Liriano. The Sox will send Pedro Hernandez and Escobar to the Twins.

Liriano has seen more struggles than triumphs over the past couple years, however a large amount of the triumphs have come against the White Sox, so perhaps there is some line of thought that he will perform well in U.S. Cellular Field regularly. As is always the case when a talented pitcher that does not seem able to live up to capabilities joins the White Sox, Don Cooper will be trying to work his magic.

News of the trade immediately followed the White Sox 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. In the game, Eduardo Escobar started in place of a banged up Alexei Ramirez and turned in a 2 for 5 night.

Hernandez has pitched just one time in the big leagues for the White Sox, going 4 innings in Fenway Park and allowing 8 runs on 12 hits. The 23 year old Venezuelan had seen his K rate decline at each level of the minor leagues and will likely need to address that before finding future success.

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