CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #74
Lamigo Monkeys News: Radhames Liz
The Lamigo Monkeys have filled their 2019 foreign players quota today by announcing the signing of Radhames Liz, the 35-year-old Dominican right-hander.
Prior to his signing with the Lamigo Monkeys, Radhames Liz had a successful season in the Dominican Winter League where he posted a 2.98 ERA, 1.05 WHIP across 11 starts and 45.1 innings.
Plenty of Experience in MLB, NPB, KBO
The Baltimore Orioles signed the hard-throwing right-hander in 2005. Liz then spent the next two seasons in the minor league before making his MLB debut in 2007.
From 2011 to 2013, Radhames Liz pitched for the LG Twins in the KBO. In three seasons he has a combined record of 3.51 ERA, 1.31 WHIP over 518.2 innings. In 2013, Liz won the KBO strikeout title and tops at 162kph in one of his games.
After his KBO tour, Liz returned to the MLB system and eventually made it back to the MLB with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015. He finished 2015 MLB season with a 4.24 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 23.1 innings.
In 2016, Radhames Liz signed with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the NPB. However, things did not pan out for him. Liz finished his 2016 NPB season with a disappointing 6.94 ERA, 2.22 WHIP over 11.2 innings and returned to the MLB system in 2018.
According to the Monkeys’ representative, Radhames Liz is expected to arrive in Taiwan around the middle of February and begin his first season in the CPBL.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2019 CPBL season.