Francisco Liriano to test out groin
Liriano, who went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA last season and was named the National League's comeback player of the year, was forced to leave a start Thursday after feeling tightness in his groin and leg.
"I feel good now, but we'll see what happens [Wednesday]," Liriano said Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Liriano is scheduled to start Monday's opener against the Chicago Cubs, but a setback with the groin could prevent that from happening.
"Wednesday is going to be a day when I think everything might clear up," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, according to the Tribune-Review.
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