Stat-urday, 2/16/2019

Radhames Liz during Spring Training with the San Diego Padres in 2010. Photo by SD Dirk via Wikipedia.

As I pointed out previously, right-handed pitcher Radhames Liz appeared on the roster for the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series. He was signed by the Orioles in 2003, and was in the Orioles system from 2005 to 2009. I remember him best from his years with the Bowie Baysox (2006-07, and a few games in 2009).

In three partial seasons with Bowie, Liz won 18 games and lost 6. His overall record in double A ball (which includes 8 games with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats) was 20-8 with a 3.31 ERA. In 42 games in the majors – with Baltimore and Pittsburgh – he had a record of 7-12 with a 6.94 ERA.

In his three seasons in Korea (2011-2013), Liz won 26 games and lost 38; his ERA was .406.  In 2016 he played only 5 games with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, where he was 0 and 3 with a 6.94 ERA.

Liz seems to have fared better in winter ball – perhaps because he was playing in his own country. In 8 seasons with the Estrellas de Oriente, he’s 12-8 with an ERA of only 1.84. His playing career is summarized below:

Season Team(s)/Events
2005 Season Delmarva Shorebirds (A) and Aberdeen IronBirds (A-)
2006 Season Frederick Keys (A+) through 7/6; selected for All-Stars Futures game; Bowie Baysox; Estrellas de Oriente, Dominican Winter League (10/21-10/27)
2007 Season Bowie Baysox through 8/20, then made his Made MLB Debut with the Baltimore Orioles on 8/25; Estrellas de Oriente (11/12-12/16)
2008 Season Norfolk Tides (AAA); Baltimore Orioles; Estrellas de Oriente (11/28-12/13)
2009 Season Norfolk; Baltimore (4/15-4/20); Bowie (6/20-7/28); Estrellas de Oriente (11/7-12/9)
11/25/2009 Claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres
2010 Season Portland Beavers (AAA); Estrellas de Oriente (10/23 – 12/20)
1/4/2011 Released by the San Diego Padres.
2011 Season LG Twins (Korea)
2012 Season LG Twins
2013 Season LG Twins
3/1/2014 Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
2014 Season Started the season on the disabled list; New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA) (5/25-7/12) and Buffalo Bisons (AAA) (6/4-7/28); Estrellas de Oriente (10/16 – 11/13)
11/4/2014 Granted Free Agency
12/12/2014 Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2015 Season Pittsburgh Pirates and Indianapolis Indians (AAA) (6/13 – 8/30) (was designated for assignment on 5/25, assigned to Indianapolis, added to the MLB roster on 9/1, DFA’d again on 9/15)
11/5/2015 Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2016 Season Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (Japan) (3/23 – 6/8)
2017 Season Estrellas de Oriente (10/15 – 12/2)
12/21/2017 Signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.
2018 Season Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) (4/7 – 5/23); released by the Brewers on 6/1; Estrellas de Oriente (10/13 – 12/15)
2019 Season Signed with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League on 2/1/2019


Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca


[Note: I originally planned to post this last week, but wanted to honor Frank Robinson. So, I decided to post this today instead.]