|Twins still deciding whether to call up Liriano or give him another start in minors|
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|Wednesday, 09 April 2008 13:26|
The left-hander missed last season while recovering from elbow surgery. He labored through four innings in a start for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday night, throwing 88 pitches while allowing three runs on five hits and walking three.
That shaky outing aside, Gardenhire said Liriano is healthy.
``Some people say he was not great,'' Gardenhire said. ``We know Frankie, too. You put him in at a higher level, he throws better. He'll throw better for us than he will for them. That's a guarantee.''
The Twins may need a starter to fill in Sunday for Kevin Slowey, who has a strained right biceps and missed a throwing session on Wednesday. Liriano would be on schedule to pitch that day, but with heavy rain forecast for Chicago on Thursday, the Twins were waiting to make a decision. If the game gets postponed, they could move their starters back a day.
``Right now, we're just going to be patient and not make any decisions,'' Gardenhire said.