Ken Rosenthal spoke to Francisco Liriano's agent, Greg Genske. The 24 year-old lefty is frustrated that he's still at Triple A, and Genske has contacted the Players' Association about filing a grievance. The union will investigate. Liriano is now dominating in the minors.
Rosenthal says Liriano's arbitration year has already been pushed back by his time in the minors. Twins GM Bill Smith denies any shady money-saving tactics, saying "our starters are all doing the job."
Most likely, the Twins would be an improved team by replacing Livan Hernandez in the rotation with Liriano. But this isn't the first time the Twins have chosen veteran mediocrity or worse over promising young players.
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