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Liriano comes off DL, expected to start vs. A's

Updated: September 12, 2006, 7:02 PM ET
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins on Monday activated rookie phenom Francisco Liriano from the 15-day disabled list.

Liriano, who has drawn comparisons to 2004 Cy Young Award winner and teammate Johan Santana, has taken the American League by storm this season, going 12-3 with a 2.19 ERA. However, he has been on the disabled list since Aug. 8 with a strained ligament in his left elbow.

The 22-year-old left-hander is expected to start Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics.

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