Francisco Liriano to test out groin

Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano will test out his ailing groin Wednesday in either a simulated or minor league game.

Liriano, who went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA last season and was named the National League's comeback player of the year, was forced to leave a start Thursday after feeling tightness in his groin and leg.

"I feel good now, but we'll see what happens [Wednesday]," Liriano said Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Liriano is scheduled to start Monday's opener against the Chicago Cubs, but a setback with the groin could prevent that from happening.

"Wednesday is going to be a day when I think everything might clear up," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, according to the Tribune-Review.