Radhames Liz’s Winter League Team Announces His Deal With the Pirates

The winter league team of pitcher Radhames Liz has announced his agreement to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Estrellas de Oriente posted this article(link is in Spanish) saying that Liz has agreed to the 2/3M deal and is now in Pittsburgh taking his physical and signing the contract. They also point out that he has regularly hit 97-98 MPH this winter, which is the same velocity he was throwing back when he was a top prospect in the Baltimore Orioles system. The 31-year-old has a 1.90 ERA in five winter ball starts, with a .195 BAA and a 5:29 BB/SO ratio in 23.2 innings.

  • John : If his arm is that live, what’s not to like here? Can we expect Liz to break camp to Pittsburgh ? If so ,can he compete for a relevant back end position? He got a respectable major league contract , How many other clubs are believed to have been in on him?

    • I know I’m not the main John, but a few things: it was reported that it was actually a minor league deal, not sure if that’s official or not. Also, hes been starting in the Dominican so he could end up getting a shot there. Finally the other day it was mentioned that up to 11 teams were interested, plus some from other countries.