Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has his first career three-homer game. Here’s video of his third big fly of the night Wednesday — a solo shot off Padres starter Andrew Cashner …
Gonzalez also homered Monday and Tuesday, so he’s already up to five on the year. “A-Gone” is the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to tally five home runs in his team’s first three games.
Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.
Liriano split time between the Blue Jays and Astros last year, putting up a 5.66 ERA in 38 games, 18 of which were starts, striking out 85 and walking 53 in 97 innings. He pitched two-thirds on an inning in the World Series, but overall it was a pretty substandard season. But hey, those innings ain’t gonna eat themselves, and Liriano will eat some in Detroit.
Not to speak ill of him: he is almost certainly the second best Francisco Li- player in the division.