Ronald Belisario RP TB 2 weeks ago

Belisario is signing with the Red Sox, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Belisario was fairly awful with the Rays in 2015, throwing a 7.88 ERA in 8.0 innings and spending most of his time in Triple-A Durham, but he could still be an asset to a Boston bullpen in the bottom 10 of the majors in ERA and second-worst in FIP. He might land in Triple-A to begin, but it's likely he hits the majors before long.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 3 weeks ago

Belisario cleared waivers and elected free agency Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

After he was designated for assignment Tuesday, Belisario has opted to explore his options on the open market. The 32-year-old righty spent much of the season with Triple-A Durham, but in six appearances for the Rays, he struggled mightily to the tune of a 7.88 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 6:4 K:BB in eight innings. As a result, he'll likely have to accept a minor league deal.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 4 weeks ago

Belisario was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

Belisario had a 9.45 ERA, so when it came time to find a spot on the 40-man roster, it made sense to designate him for assignment. Look for Belisario to clear waivers and report to Triple-A Durham.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 1 month ago

Belisario was recalled by the Rays on Tuesday, the Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney reports.

The Rays had to recall Belisario by Wednesday otherwise he would have been released, due to an opt-out clause in his contract. Tampa Bay will see what they have in Belisario out of the bullpen, but he is unlikely to see many high leverage opportunities.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 1 month ago

Belisario exercised his opt out at Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Belisario's decision to opt out of his deal means the Rays now have a decision of their own to make. The team has until Wednesday to recall Belisario to the majors, otherwise he'll be released. At this point, it's unclear which direction the Rays will go, but Belisario has 17 saves in 19 opportunities at Triple-A, so he may be worth a look at the major league level.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 3 months ago

Belisario (shoulder) was assigned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Belisario had been in extended spring training as he rehabbed a fractured shoulder suffered in February, and appears to be about a week away from returning to game action. The 32-year-old wasn't expected to join the big league team upon his return, but he could earn the call up to the Rays' bullpen if he can prove he's healthy after spending some time in Triple-A.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 3 months ago

Belisario (shoulder) will throw in an extended spring training game Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

He appears to be a little over a week away from returning, but the Rays don't need to put him on the big league roster right away as he's under a minor league contract. Most likely, Belisario will spend time at Durham before he's considered for an opportunity in the Rays' bullpen.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 4 months ago

Belisario (shoulder) threw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

He'll pitch in an extended spring training game Friday. Belisario is no lock to join the big club once he's healthy enough to pitch in regular games again, however, and the Rays' current bullpen depth may lead them to try and stash the veteran at Triple-A Durham.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 4 months ago

Belisario (shoulder) was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

A non-roster invitee to camp, Belisario's chances of starting the year with the major league team took a big hit when he suffered a fractured shoulder shortly before the start of spring training. Apparently, he suffered the injury while getting out of a pool. Belisario was recently cleared to begin playing catch, but it's still uncertain when he may return to game action.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 4 months ago

Belisario (shoulder) has been cleared to play catch, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Belisario was originally given a two-week timetable in late-February when he sustained the injury in an accident off the field, and he appears to be heading in the right direction. Brough on as a non-roster invite, the ailment perhaps sets him back a bit in his quest to earn a roster spot for Opening Day.