Name is pronounced "rah-DAH-mez LIZ"...Has a daughter named Naidely...His only appearances of 2017 came with Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League (7gs, 2-0, 0.50era, 35.2ip, 19h, 5r, 2er, 8bb, 31k, .153ba)... Pitched with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Japanese Pacific League in 2016...Has made exactly 21 starts (6-8, 7.37era) and 21 relief appearances (1-4, 5.75era) during his Major League career... Last appeared in a Major League game on 9/10/15 vs. Milwaukee (with Pittsburgh).....took the loss in relief (2ip, 4h, 3r, 3er, 2bb, 4k, 1wp)...Pitched three seasons (2011-13) with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization.....led the league in starts (32), innings pitched (202.2), hit by pitches (20) and strikeouts (188) during his final season...Was named Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2007.....was an Eastern League postseason All-Star that year...Pitched for the World Team in the 2006 Futures Game at PNC Park.
Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/21/17
Released by Pittsburgh on 11/4...Signed with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japanese Pacific League on 11/26.
Was signed as a free agent by Toronto organization on 3/1...Went 3-2 with a 2.95 ERA (61.0ip/20er) in 12 combined starts between New Hampshire (AA) and Buffalo (AAA)...Began season in Extended Spring Training before being assigned to New Hampshire in late May...Made two starts with the Fisher Cats (8.1ip/0r/10so) and was moved to Triple-A on 6/3... Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings in his first start with Buffalo on 6/4...Was sent back to Double-A on 6/14 and made six starts with New Hampshire from 6/14 thru 7/12...Gave up just two hits and whiffed eight batters while tossing a 7.0-inning shutout on 7/7 vs. New Britain (game one)...Finished season making two starts with Buffalo...Won his lone Triple-A decision in his last game on 7/28 vs. Lehigh Valley...Participated in the Dominican Winter League and went 4-0 with a 1.90 ERA (23.2ip/5er) and 29 strikeouts in five starts with Estrellas de Oreinte.
Split the season between Double-A Bowie, Triple-A Norfolk and Baltimore, making a combined 25minor league appearances (14 starts) and two Major League appearances.Combined to go 4-4 with a 4.09 ERA (42 ER/92.1 IP) between Bowie and Norfolk...struck out 76 and walked 26 in his 25outings...Recalled by the Orioles 4/15 and made two relief appearances before being optioned 4/20...allowed 10 runs in 1.1 inningsof work...surrendered four runs in 1.0 inning 4/15 at TEX and six runs in 0.1 frame 4/20 at BOS.
Was recalled from Triple-ANorfolk on June 2 and started @MIN June 3, picking up his first major league win as he allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over 5.1 IP...Finished seventh among ALrookie pitchers with 17 starts and 10th with a .296 batting average against...Made his first quality start July 1 vKC...Won a career-high three straight decisions, June 3-July 1...Allowed 18 ER over 5.2 IP(28.57 ERA) in 2 starts against Boston...Was optioned to Norfolk July 27 after going 4-3 with a 7.47 ERA(47.0IP, 39ER) in 10 starts for Baltimore...Was recalled August 22 and optioned again on August 31 so the O's could add a position player due to Melvin Mora's day-to-day status with a hamstring injury...Liz stayed with the club and was officially recalled September 2 as rosters had expanded...Shut out the Minnesota Twins for a career-high 8.0 innings September 14 in Baltimore...Struck out a season-high five batters in three different starts...Was 3-7 with a 3.62 ERAin 15 starts for Triple-ANorfolk...Allowed 35 ER on 77 H and 32 BB while striking out 85...Eight of his 15 starts for the Tides were quality starts...Fanned a season-high 10 batters April 24 vRichmond
Orioles' 2007 Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year award winner went 11-4 with a 3.22 ERA in25 starts for AA Bowie before joining the Orioles on August 25...Held Baysox opponents to a .204 average...Ranked 2nd in the Eastern League with 161 strikeouts and 3rd in ERA (3.22) and was named to theEL's Southern Division All-Star team...Also was the Orioles' Player of the Month for June and was twicenamed the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (May 28-June 3 & July 23-29)...Was named by Baseball America
as the top relief prospect in all of minor league baseball, despite nothaving made a relief appearance...Won his last 9 games for Bowie, highlighted by a no-hitter vs. Harrisburg on June 1...Was 6-0 with a2.10 ERA (51.1IP, 12ER) over the span...His contract was selected by the Orioles on August 24 and he made his big league debut on August 25,pitching 6.0 innings & allowing 5 runs in an 8-1 loss to Minnesota...His first three outings for the Orioles were starting assignments...Made four starts overall for Baltimore,going 0-2 with an 11.48 ERA (13.1IP, 17ER)...Made the first relief appearance of his career on September 11 vs. Los Angeles Angels, allowing 1 ERin 1.0 inning...Had made 62 minor league starts and 3 starts for the O's prior to that outing.wPosted a 1.62 ERA (11.1IP, 2ER) in 5 relief appearances...Had 23 walks and 24 strikeouts in 24.2 innings of work for the Orioles.