Liriano is scheduled to pitch the first inning against the New York Yankees Wednesday at McKechnie Field. Also set to pitch are Edinson Volquez, Jeanmar Gomez, Vin Mazzaro, Bryan Morris, Jared Hughes, Duke Welker, Josh Kinney and Adam Wilk.
Thursday, Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke are scheduled to go two innings apiece against the Yankees in Tampa. Brandon Cumpton (two innings), Yao-Hsum Yang, Daniel Schlereth and Cody Eppley (one apiece) also will pitch.
The rest of the pitchers who will work Friday and Saturday had not yet been determined as of Monday morning.
In other spring training pitching news, former Pirates’ right hander A.J. Burnett is scheduled to make his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Against whom? You guessed it.
Burnett will get to face his former teammates as he will get the start on Sunday. Former Pirate Brad Lincoln is also scheduled to pitch in that game for the Phillies.