Full name is Roenis Leliebre Elias. Name is pronounced "roh-EN-ees eh-LEE-ahs." Signed by Ted Heid and Patrick Guerrero (Mariners). Married to Vanessa...The couple has a son, Roenis Jr., and a daughter, Romina. As a native of Guantanamo, Cuba, established residency in Mexico in late 2010 before signing with SEA...Played for Guantanamo in Cuba's Serie Nacional.
Missed the majority of his 2nd season with the Red Sox on the disabled list...Began the season on the 10-day DL with a right oblique strain... Transferred to the 60-day DL on 6/15. Made 7 rehab starts with High-A Salem (5/7), Short-A Lowell (7/17), Double-A Portland (7/22), and Triple-A Pawtucket (7/27-8/11). Reinstated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Pawtucket on 8/17...Made 3 more starts for the PawSox. Recalled by BOS on 9/1 and made his lone ML appearance on 9/4 vs. TOR (0.1 IP, BB, SO).
Pitched in 3 games (1 start) over 3 ML stints in his 1st season with the Red Sox. Also made 19 starts and 2 relief appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket...Led the PawSox with a .667 winning percentage and tied for the team lead with 10 wins while posting a 3.60 ERA (50 ER/125.0 IP) and striking out 113. Recalled from Pawtucket on 4/22 and made his Red Sox debut at HOU the following day, allowing 3 ER in 1.2 innings of relief...Optioned back to Pawtucket on 4/24. From 5/18-6/10 with the PawSox, went 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA (8 ER/36.0 IP), 40 SO, and a .194 opponent AVG. Fanned a career-high 13 hitters in a 5/18 win vs. Norfolk, becoming the 1st PawSox pitcher to record as many strikeouts in a single game since a 15-SO performance by Jin Ho Cho in 1999. Earned a complete-game win on 6/5 at Norfolk, the 1st CG by a PawSox player since Steven Wright on 6/26/15. After a scoreless start vs. Louisville on 6/10, had not allowed an earned run in his last 13.0 innings when he was recalled by BOS on 6/17...Made his 1st start with the Red Sox (50th career start) and his 1st career appearance at Fenway Park that day vs. SEA, allowing 7 ER over 4.0 IP in a loss...Optioned back to Pawtucket following the game. Recalled for his 3rd and final ML stint of the season on 8/11...Finished a 16-2 Red Sox win over the Diamondbacks with 2.0 frames of relief, allowing 1 run...Optioned to Pawtucket on 8/15. Allowed 2 or fewer ER on 4 or fewer hits in 6 of his last 7 games with the PawSox, including consecutive 6.0-inning scoreless efforts to finish the season...Over those 7 games, went 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA (11 ER/41.2 IP). Following the season, went 2-3 with a 2.47 ERA (43.2 IP, 38 H, 12 ER, 19 BB, 37 SO) in 10 regular season games (9 GS) for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League...Also made 2 postseason starts (10.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 11 SO).
Made 22 appearances (20 GS) over 2 stints with SEA...Also made 12 starts with Triple-A Tacoma. Allowed 4 ER or more in 9 of his Triple-A starts, but gave up 3 ER or fewer in 15 of his 20 ML starts...Made 11 quality starts with the Mariners. Made 2 relief appearances with SEA, both scoreless...Tossed 1.0 shutout inning on 8/24 vs. OAK and struck out his only batter faced on 9/18 at TEX. With SEA, held left-handed batters to a .227 AVG/.299 OBP/.309 SLG line (22-for-97, 8 BB, 34 SO). Began the season with Tacoma and went 2-0 with an 8.04 ERA (14 ER/15.2 IP) in 3 starts before being recalled by SEA on 4/26. Went 3-3 with a 2.79 ERA (18 ER/58.0 IP) in his first 9 ML starts from 4/26-6/9...Allowed only 1 run in 3 consecutive outings from 5/14-25 (20.0 IP). Gave up 4 runs on 5/30 vs. CLE, snapping a streak of 16 consecutive starts allowing 3 runs or fewer (began 7/21/14)...During that streak, was 5-5 with a 2.42 ERA (24 ER/89.1 IP). Recorded a career-high-tying 10 SO with 0 BB on 6/19 vs. HOU. Optioned to Tacoma on 7/3 and made 9 more starts before 8/23 recall...Closed out the year with 9 appearances (7 starts) for the Mariners (1-2, 3.86 ERA, 16 ER/37.1 IP). Posted a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP), 1.00 WHIP, and .143 opponent AVG (8-for-56) from 9/12-28 (4 G, 3 GS). Allowed only 1 hit and 0 ER in 5.1 IP on 9/12 vs. COL, earning the win.
Went 10-12, 3.85 ERA(70 ER, 163.2 IP) in 29 starts during his rookie season... Shut down for the season after leaving start Sept. 16 at LAA witha strained ﬂexor bundle in his left elbow... Became seventh rookie pitcher in club history to record 10-plus wins in a season, ﬁrst since John Halama (11) and Freddy Garcia (17) in 1999... Among Mariners rookie pitchers all-time,ranked fourth in strikeouts (143), sixth in starts (29), seventh in wins (10), eighth in innings (163.2)... One of seven MLB rookies to record 10 or more wins in 2014…also ranked among AL rookie leaders in starts, innings and strikeouts... Posted a 2.31 ERA (3-4 record) in 10 starts following the All-Star break…was 7-8, 4.54 ERA in 19 starts before the break... Struck out career-high 10 batters May 1 at New York (AL)…becamethe 2nd opposing rookie pitcher to strike out 10 or more in his Yankee Stadium debut inthe past 45 seasons (also: Matt Moore, 9/22/11, 11 K)... Tossed 3-hit shutout June 1 vs. Detroit…ﬁrst Mariners rookie pitcher to throw a shutout since Freddy Garcia on Aug. 24, 1999 vs. Detroit... Made his MLB debut April 3 at Oakland (5.0,2,1,1,2,4)…had a no-hitter through 4.2 innings…became the 6th starting pitcher in Mariners history to allow 1 orfewer runs in a MLB debut.
Spent season with Jackson, making 22 starts…finished 7th in the Southern League in ERA, while ranking 4th amongst league starters in SO/9.0 IP (8.38)…named to the Southern League All-Star team…recorded 14 quality starts…struck out season-high 10 batters July 24 at Chattanooga (5.0,6,3,3,0,10,HR,HB)…ranked 4th amongst all Mariners farmhands with 121 strikeouts…made 3 starts with Cardenales de Lara in Venezuelan Winter League.
Led High Desert in wins…only the 4th pitcher in franchise history to start at least 25 games and have an ERA under 4.00 in a single season; joins John Patterson (2.83) and Brad Penny (2.96) in 1998 and Luis Galindez (3.87) in 1992…his 11 wins rank T8th in a single season by a Mavericks pitcher…led the team with 12 quality starts including 6 of his final 8 starts of the season; during this 8-game stretch, from July 16-Aug. 31, went 5-1 with a 2.34 ERA (13 ER, 50.0 IP)…recorded his first career double digit strikeout game with a career-high 11 K's in 7.2 innings on July 21 at Stockton (7.2,6,3,3,1,11,HR).
Pulaski on July 18..recorded first career win July 24 at Danville (4.0,3,0,0,0,1)…transferred to Clinton on Aug. 1, making 7 starts