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Road to recovery has been painfully slow for Liriano

Originally Published: March 7, 2008
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The future of the Minnesota Twins' franchise watched telenovelas (Spanish-speaking soap operas) for entertainment and comfort; he went out to eat, often alone, to avoid a kitchen he could not navigate; and to break up the monotony of dining at local restaurants, twice a week he'd savor the taste of home-cooked Venezuelan dinners prepared by a teammate's wife.

His life was often filled with loneliness and isolation in the months after he had Tommy John surgery in November ...

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