• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Vance Worley up as Pirates DFA fellow P Radhames Liz

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Pirates make flurry of roster moves on Tuesday

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Pirates RP Radhames Liz clears waivers, out-righted to Triple-A

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Pirates SP Charlie Morton back; RP Radhames Liz designated

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Lambo, Liz, Hughes, Caminero expected to make Pirates' roster

    Andrew Lambo, Radhames Liz, Jared Hughes and Arquimedes Caminero are all expected to make the Pirates' Opening Day roster, manager Clint Hurdle announced on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Lambo won the final bench spot on the roster despite a .183 batting average this spring. Lis and Caminero are expected to serve as middle relievers, while Hughes will serve as a setup man.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Pirates' Radhames Liz tosses three scoreless innings Tuesday

    Pirates pitcher Radhames Liz allowed four hits in three scoreless innings while not walking or striking out a batter in Tuesday's 9-2 loss to the Orioles. Liz has started each of his last two spring appearances but is expected to open the season in the bullpen. He has surrendered two earned runs in 10 innings while striking out three and walking three.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Pirates' Radhames Liz: 'My mental approach is different'

    Pirates pitcher Radhames Liz made his first start of the spring Thursday, giving up one earned run on two hits and one walk in two innings while striking out one in his team's 6-4 loss to the Orioles. Liz, who hasn't made a major-league appearance since 2009, was asked after the outing what has changed in the last six years. "I'm different," Liz said, per MLB.com. "My mental approach is different. Those days, I didn't know what I was doing, [I] was just throwing as hard as I could. Now I'm mentally strong, just trying to make the pitches I need to get the hitter out. It's real exciting to be back. [Pirates manager Clint] Hurdle said they're going to give me innings, maybe use me in long relief. I'm OK with that -- it's still baseball." Liz is expected to open the season in the Pirates bullpen. He has surrendered two earned runs in seven innings this spring while striking out three and walking three.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Pirates expect to utilize Radhames Liz as reliever during season

    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday the team will give Radhames Liz at least three innings/50 pitches during spring training, but he is most likely going to come out of the bullpen when the season starts, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Liz, who has not made a major league start since 2009, started 21 of his 28 career appearances in the majors.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Pirates sign Radhames Liz to minor-league deal

    The Pirates signed pitcher Radhames Liz to a minor-league contract Friday. Liz, who last pitched in the majors in 2009, spent three seasons overseas in Korea before making 12 starts in the Blue Jays' organization in 2014, posting a 2.95 ERA and 44:24 K:BB ratio in 61 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He owns a career 6.7 strikeouts-per-nine rate and a career 6.2 walks-per-nine rate.