Ronald Belisario RP TB 3 days 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

Ronald Belisario RP TB 4 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 5 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.