Pirates place Francisco Liriano on paternity leave list

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The Pirates announced this evening that left-hander Francisco Liriano has been placed on the paternity leave list. Liriano’s wife, Johanna, gave birth to their fourth child yesterday, so he’ll take some time away from the team.

Liriano allowed two runs over seven innings on Opening Day against the Reds on Monday and was scheduled to start Sunday against the Brewers. However, he’s been scratched and will make his return on Wednesday against the Tigers.

The Pirates have called up right-hander Casey Sadler to make the spot start tomorrow.