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Radhames Liz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 186
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates declined their 2016 club option on RHP Radhames Liz.
Liz posted a not-so-great 4.24 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and 27/12 K/BB ratio across 23 1/3 innings this year for the Bucs. It was his first major league season since 2009. He should find some offers on the open market, but they'll probably of the non-guaranteed minor league contract variety. Nov 5 - 10:25 AM

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Pirates designated RHP Radhames Liz for assignment.

The move will clear a spot for Vance Worley on the 40-man roster. Liz owns a 4.24 ERA and 27/12 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings this season.
Sep 15 - 10:26 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Radhames Liz from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Liz spent the first seven weeks in the Pirates pen, amassing a 3.63 ERA and an 18/10 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings. In the minors, he was mostly a starter, posting a 1.40 ERA and a 74/24 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings. He'll go back into middle relief in the majors.
Sep 1 - 4:33 PM

Pirates sent RHP Radhames Liz outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Liz posted a 3.63 ERA and 1.73 WHIP over 11 relief appearances for the Pirates before losing his spot on the 40-man roster.
Jun 3 - 3:25 PM

Pirates designated RHP Radhames Liz for assignment.

Liz had walked 10 batters and allowed 20 hits in 17 1/3 innings this season out of the Pirates' bullpen, but the 31-year-old right-hander may draw interest on waivers.
May 25 - 3:14 PM

Radhames Liz pitched three scoreless innings Tuesday in his start against the Orioles.

The Pirates are intending to use Liz as a reliever, so these two starts he's gotten this spring are probably more about helping him develop consistency than anything else. He's allowed two runs in 10 innings.
Mar 24 - 4:36 PM

The Pirates will use Radhames Liz as a reliever this season.

It was reported previously that they would give him a shot to start, but while Liz will be stretched out to three innings and/or 50 pitches during spring training, his future is in the bullpen. Liz held a 2.95 ERA over 12 starts in the minors with the Blue Jays last season after spending the previous three years in Korea.
Feb 23 - 6:43 PM

Pirates signed RHP Radhames Liz to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Word leaked last month that he had a two-year, $3 million deal in place, but questions raised during his physical exam led to a revised contract. Liz pitched in the KBO from 2011-13 before posting a 2.95 ERA over 12 starts in the minors with the Blue Jays this past season. Now 31, the former Orioles prospect hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009. The Pirates will give Liz a chance to compete for a rotation spot, but more than likely he'll wind up in the bullpen.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:52:00 PM

FOX Sports 1's CJ Nitkowski reports that Radhames Liz is considering a $1 million offer from the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Liz pitched in the KBO from 2011-13 before posting a 2.95 ERA over 12 starts in the minors with the Blue Jays this past season. Now 31, the former Orioles prospect hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:56:00 AM

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.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 02:50:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 08:18:00 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

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