Roenis Elias, Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
Date of Birth: 8/1/1988
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba
Current Salary: $558,000
Roenis Elias, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, defected to the United States from Cuba in 2010. A year later, he signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners. He pitched in the Mariners' minor league system from 2011 through 2013, finishing with a 22-19 record and a 3.61 ERA in 59 games.
Elias joined the Mariners for 29 games in 2014. He finished the season with a 10-12 record, 143 strikeouts to 64 walks, and a 3.85 ERA in 163.2 innings.
Elias pitched in 22 games with the Mariners in 2015. He finished the season with a 5-8 record, 97 strikeouts to 44 walks, and a 4.14 ERA in 115.1 innings.
Elias was traded to the Red Sox on December 7, 2015. He spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, pitching just 7.2 innings in 3 games with Boston.
Career pitching statistics for Elias through 2016 include:
- 54 games played
- 286.2 innings pitched
- 15-21 win-loss record
- 243 strikeouts to 113 walks
- 4.21 ERA