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Radhames Liz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 186
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, Radhames Liz will miss the first half of the 2014 season while rehabbing his knee.
The 30-year-old hurler resurrected his career in the Korean Baseball Organization the past three seasons, posting a 3.06 ERA and striking out 188 in 202 2/3 innings in 2013. He won't be an option for the Jays until the second half of the season. Mar 8 - 2:50 PM

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Blue Jays signed RHP Radhames Liz to a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in the major leagues since the 2009 season, and owns a career 7.50 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over 110 1/3 innings. He's spent the past three seasons pitching in Korea, most recently posting a 3.06 ERA and leading the Korean Baseball Organization with 188 strikeouts in 202 2/3 innings in 2013. It's a nice low-risk signing for the Jays.
Mar 7 - 8:18 PM

Radhames Liz has signed a contract with Korea's LG Twins.

Liz was once looked at as an up-and-coming talent within the Orioles organization but was never able to live up to the potential. He also spent time with the Padres organization in 2010. Now he will join fellow pitcher Brian Bannister as former major league pitchers heading oversees this offseason.
Sun, Jan 9, 2011 09:43:00 AM

Padres released RHP Radhames Liz.

The Padres claimed Liz off waivers from the Orioles before the 2010 season but were unimpressed with the 4.83 ERA and 1.35 WHIP that he posted in 25 appearances at the Triple-A level last year. The 27-year-old righty will be on the hunt for a minor league contract and a spring training invite.
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 06:28:00 PM

Padres claimed RHP Radhames Liz off waivers from the Orioles.

Liz, 26, has a 7.50 ERA in 28 major league appearances (21 starts), including an ugly 67.50 ERA in two appearances with the Orioles in 2009, but the Padres will take a chance on his electric arm. Liz was 4-4 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 25 appearances (14 starts) between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk in 2009. He's probably better suited for the bullpen.
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 03:27:00 PM

Orioles sent RHP Radhames Liz to Triple-A Norfolk.

It wasn't a good week for Liz, who was recalled from Norfolk on Wednesday. He allowed 10 runs in 1 1/3 innings over two appearances.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 05:34:00 PM

Radhames Liz gave up six runs in one-third of an inning out of the pen against Boston on Monday.

Now we know for sure who is being sent down to make room for Brad Bergesen on the roster. Liz has given up an incredible 25 runs in nine career innings versus the Red Sox.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 02:28:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Radhames Liz from Triple-A Norfolk.

Liz possesses a mid-90's fastball, but is still trying to figure out how to handle major league hitters. He had a 6.72 ERA and 1.78 WHIP last season.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 05:27:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Radhames Liz and OF Luis Montanez to Triple-A Norfolk; reassigned LHP Alberto Castillo, C Guillermo Rodriguez, INF Scott Moore and INF Oscar Salazar to minor league camp.

Liz had allowed just one run in 4 1/3 innings since being sent to the pen, but since he has options left, he never had a real shot of making the team as a reliever. Montanez, who lost his spot when the Orioles added Ty Wigginton, goes down after hitting .340/.400/.420. Moore was also quite productive, batting .315/.351/.574.
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 10:11:00 PM

Pitching coach Rick Kranitz announced Monday that Radhames Liz has been removed from consideration for a rotation spot and will now compete for a bullpen role.

Liz has been impressive so far this spring, but has a 7.37 ERA in 21 career starts. His mid-90s fastball and lack of quality secondary stuff should play much better out of the bullpen and he could emerge as a closer candidate in time. If he doesn't make the team out of spring training, Liz will continue to work as a reliever at Triple-A.
Mon, Mar 16, 2009 09:20:00 AM

Radhames Liz yielded one hit in three scoreless innings Tuesday versus Boston.

With veterans to evaluate and other youngsters out of options, the Orioles appeared nearly certain to give Liz some additional Triple-A time at the beginning of the season. However, he has impressed with a 2.57 ERA through seven innings. He may yet be in the mix for a rotation spot.
Tue, Mar 10, 2009 04:30:00 PM

Radhames Liz allowed five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in his final start on Wednesday night.

Liz remains a work in progress. He's got a live arm, but will need to conquer his control issues and gain some consistency if he's ever going to become a legitimate major-league starter. He ends his 2008 campaign with a 6-6 record and 6.72 ERA.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 12:29:00 AM

Radhames Liz was pinned with his sixth defeat in Orioles' 3-2 loss to the Yankees.

After going eight scoreless innings in his last start, Liz was once again ineffective. In 6 1/3 innings of work, Liz walked three and struck out one. He allowed Johnny Damon to score the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the sixth. Baltimore is now 7-23 in one-run games in 2008.
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 11:19:00 PM

Radhames Liz threw eight shutout innings against the Twins on Sunday to improve to 6-5.

Liz walked just one despite throwing only 66 strikes in 109 pitches. He also struck out four and yielded just five hits, only one of which went for extra bases. The quality start was just the second in 15 tries for Liz, so he's not a fantasy option.
Sun, Sep 14, 2008 06:17:00 PM

Radhames Liz was torched for nine runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Liz has given up 19 runs in 8 2/3 innings during his three career starts against Boston. He just doesn't have the command to survive against patient offenses. The Orioles have nothing to lose by letting him finish the season as a starter, but he's likely to be a short reliever in the long haul.
Tue, Sep 2, 2008 10:45:00 PM

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