Roenis Leliebre Elías…resides in Austin, TX with wife, Vanessa, son, Roenis Jr., and daughter, Romina…defected from Cuba to Mexico in late 2010 after playing for Guantanamo in Serie Nacional.
Spent season on the 60-day Injured List with a left flexor strain, July 13-Sept. 28... outrighted by the Nationals and elected free agency on Oct. 11.
Appeared in just four games for Washington...His arrival was hampered by a strained right hamstring suffered his first outing with the Nationals, Aug. 2 at Arizona...Joined the Nationals at the Trade Deadline after going 4-2 with 14 saves, a 4.40 ERA (23 ER/47.0 IP) and 45 strikeouts in 44 games for the Seattle Mariners...His 14 saves ranked tenth in the American League at the time of the trade...With the Mariners, he worked more than 1.0 inning on seven occasions and at least 2.0 innings in five outings...When pitching more than one inning, opposing batters went 5-for-49 (.102) with one double and one home run...He struck out 20 batters, issued five walks and posted a 0.68 WHIP in those seven outings (14.2 IP).
The Totals - Went 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA (15 ER, 51.0 IP) with 34 strikeouts and 16 walks in 23 appearances (4 starts) with the Mariners.... It Up - In 4 starts, was 1-1 with a 4.11 ERA (7 ER, 15.1 IP) with 15 strikeouts and 5 walks...In Relief - Went 2-0 with a 2.02 ERA (8 ER, 35.2 IP) with 19 strikeouts and 11 walks in 19 relief appearances....Stepping Up - In his last 2 starts of the season (9/14 at LAA and 9/30 vs. TEX), combined for 8.2 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2…the Mariners went 2-0 in those games... Finishing Strong - From Aug. 22 through the end of the regular season, went 1-0 with a 0.78 ERA (2 ER, 23.0 IP) with 14 strikeouts and 6 walks in 9 games, including 2 starts... What a Relief - Worked at least 2.0 innings in 10 of his 19 relief appearances, including one outing of 5.0 innings (8/29 at SD), one outing of 4.0 innings (6/9 at TB) and two outings of 3.0 innings (7/6 vs. COL & 9/25 vs. OAK)....Welcome Back - With his appearance on June 1 vs. Tampa Bay, became the 44th player to have spent at least 2 different stints with the Mariners...Like He Never Left - Worked scoreless frames in the 12th and 13th innings on June 1 vs. Tampa Bay, earning the win in his 2018 Mariners debut…marked his first win since Sept. 12, 2015 vs. Colorado, a span of 992 days between wins in the Major Leagues...Sidelined - Placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 31 (retro to 7/29) with a left triceps strain…appeared in 3 games (1 start) on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts and 3 walks…reinstated from the DL on Aug. 19... Before and After - Prior to his DL stint, went 2-0 with a 2.88 ERA (8 ER, 25.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 8 walks in 13 appearances (1 start)...following his DL stint, was 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA (7 ER, 26.0 IP) with 16 strikeouts and 8 walks in 10 games, including 3 starts...Join the Club - Acquired by the Mariners from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations on April 23…Seattle sent cash considerations on June 15....Moving On Up - Recalled by Seattle on June 1 for his first of two stints with the club: June 1-July 31 and Aug. 19-end of the season..Minor Totals - Made 7 appearances (6 starts) with Triple-A Tacoma prior to being recalled by the Mariners on June 1, going 2-4 with a 4.94 ERA (17 ER, 31.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 12 walks…began the season with Triple-A Pawtucket (Boston), where he was 1-0 with 1 save and a 1.23 ERA (1 ER, 7.1 IP) with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks in 4 games.
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