Liz's club option for 2016 was declined Thursday. Liz made 14 appearances with the Pirates this season, recording a 4.24 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 23.1 innings. The 32-year-old previously hadn't pitched in the majors since 2009, so it's unclear how much interest he might generate from other teams. That being said, he's unlikely to provide much fantasy value unless he falls into a bunch of high leverage situations in 2016.
Pirates reliever Radhames Liz has been designated for assignment so veteran pitcher Vance Worley can be added to the roster, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Liz has just three appearances since his promotion on Sept. 1 and has allowed four runs on six hits in six innings. Worley was demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis in mid-August after compiling a 4-5 mark and 3.78 ERA as both a starter and reliever. But he boasts a fine 2.38 ERA in the minors, which has motivated his promotion.
Following the expansion of the active rosters, the Pirates made a handful of moves on Tuesday. Right-handed reliever Rob Scahill (forearm) was activated from the disabled list. Additionally, the Pirates recalled Jaff Decker , Bobby LaFromboise , Elias Diaz , Travis Snider and Radhames Liz from Triple-A Indianapolis.
After being designated for assignment on May 25, Pirates right-hander Radhames Liz has cleared waivers and has been sent out-right to Triple-A Indianapolis, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune. Liz was removed from the roster to clear a spot for Charlie Morton, who was coming back from the disabled list. Liz made 11 relief appearances for the Pirates this season, recording a 3.63 ERA in 17 1/3 innings.
The Pirates had already announced that right-hander Charlie Morton was set to start Monday against Miami, but they had to take care of some business first. That was accomplished when they reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. His start will be his first since he underwent labrum surgery in September. The team designated fellow righty Radhames Liz for assignment to make room for Morton.