Liriano with the Lake Elsinore Storm
|Milwaukee Brewers – No. 79|
June 20, 1991 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|August 11, 2014, for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2014 season)
|Runs batted in||6|
San Diego Padres
Liriano signed with the San Diego Padres as an international free agent in 2008, and spent the first two seasons on the Padres' rookie-class teams. He then spent the 2010 season primarily with the Eugene Emeralds and the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
Liriano played most of the 2011 season in level-A, batting .319 with 12 home runs and 65 stolen bases and was named Midwest League MVP. Liriano began the 2012 season with the Padres' High-A affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm in the California League and was named a midseason All Star.
Liriano was added to the Padres 40 man roster on November 18, 2011. Liriano was named by Baseball America as the 49th best prospect in baseball heading into the 2012 season. He was named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.
Liriano was called up to the majors for the first time on August 11, 2014, and he played in 38 games his rookie season.
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