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11/25/09 4:17 PM ET

Padres claim Liz off waivers

Friars pick up young right-hander from Orioles

The Padres claimed right-hander Radhames Liz off waivers from the Orioles on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old appeared in two games for Baltimore in 2009, giving up 10 earned runs in 1 1/3 innings. He also made eight starts for Double-A Bowie -- going 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA -- and appeared in 17 games (six of them starts) for Triple-A Norfolk, posting an 0-3 record to go along with a 5.68 ERA.

Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003, Liz appeared in 28 games (21 starts) for the Orioles from '07-'09, going 6-8 with a 7.50 ERA.

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