Pirates shuffle rotation after birth of Francisco Liriano's child

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Pirates LH Francisco Liriano placed on paternity leave list
Saturday April 11th, 2015

The Pittsburgh Pirates shuffled their rotation after lefthander Francisco Liriano returned home Thursday to the Dominican Republic for the birth of his daughter, the team announced Saturday.

Righthander Casey Sadler was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and will start for Liriano on Sunday against the Brewers in Milwaukee. The start will be Sadler's first in the majors. In six appearances last season, the 24-year-old Sadler allowed 12 hits and nine earned runs over 10 1/3 innings.

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[daily_cut.mlb]The Pirates expect Liriano to return to the rotation for a start Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers.

Liriano earned a no-decision in the Pirates' Opening Day loss to the Cincinnati Reds, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs on two hits while striking out seven and walking three.

The Pirates are 1-3 to begin the season after finishing 88–74 last season. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Brewers after leaving the ninth inning of Friday's game with "left knee discomfort."

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