Ronald Belisario RP TB 4 days 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 6 days 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 2 months ago

Belisario suffered a fractured shoulder in a pre-camp accident and will be out for two weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The injury came in one of those random offseason accidents, this time with Belisario getting out of a pool. This further hurts the 32-year-old's chances to make the Rays' big league squad out of spring training, as he'll only have a couple weeks to show he can improve on his 5.56 ERA 2014 season while also dealing with a recovering shoulder. He'll likely start the season in Triple-A and could make the majors thanks to standard bullpen volatility, but he's not touching real fantasy stats anytime soon.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 3 months ago

Belisario signed a minor league contract with the Rays on Saturday that includes an invite to spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Reports earlier in the week suggested Belisario was on the verge of signing with Toronto, but that deal fell through and the right-hander will now join Tampa in hopes of earning a bullpen role in spring training. After being clobbered to the tune of a 5.56 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 62 appearances with the White Sox last season, Belisario will need to show significant improvement to break camp with the big club.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 3 months ago

Belisario is unlikely to sign with the Blue Jays, contrary to previous reports, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

You can't really blame for the Jays deciding to not sign a guy who hasn't registered a WHIP below 4 since 2012, so Belisario will move on and look for a spring training invite somewhere else.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 3 months ago

Belisario agreed to a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Jim Bowden of ESPN reports.

Belisario spent part of last season as the closer for the White Sox but struggled down the stretch and was eventually outrighted. The 31-year-old, who posted a 5.56 ERA last season, will look to make the team out of camp but could end up at Triple-A.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 5 months ago

Belisario has elected to become a free agent rather than accept an assignment to the minors.

Belisario went from a closer role with the White Sox to being outrighted after a poor finish to the season. The 21-year-old finished with a 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP while striking out fust 47 in 66.1 innings. He will try his hand in free agency, and could easily latch on to a bullpen elsewhere based on his past track record.