Ronald Belisario RP LAD 7 Months
Ronald Belisario sits on a 3.22 ERA through 23 appearances.
Belisario put up a nice 2.54 ERA while striking out nearly a batter per inning last season. He's punched out one less batter per nine innings in 2013 and his control hasn't been quite as sharp. Currently, Belisario is allowing the highest batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage of his career, but he has been slightly unlucky with balls in play,
Ronald Belisario RP LAD 11 Months
Dodgers avoided arbitration with RHP Ronald Belisario by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.
He was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super 2 player. Belisario put up a nice 2.54 ERA while striking out nearly a batter per inning last season. He'll help set up for Brandon League in 2013.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD 12 Months
Ronald Belisario has been kicked off his Venezuelan Winter League team for disciplinary reasons.
Belisario requested a personal leave of absence, according to the Los Angeles Times, and then did not return when scheduled. It's a troubling story given the 29-year-old right-hander's past issues with cocaine, but for now it won't affect his status with the Dodgers. Belisario posted a superb 2.54 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 69/29 K/BB ratio across 71 innings of relief in 2012.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD Sep 02 '12
Ronald Belisario struck out the side in the ninth and claimed a win Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Brandon League got the save chance over Belisario in place of Kenley Jansen on Saturday, but Belisario owners can be happy about the victory today. He has four wins to go along with his 2.60 ERA.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD Aug 31 '12
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Ronald Belisario and Brandon League will share the closer role while Kenley Jansen (irregular heartbeat) is out.
Belisario converted a five-out save Wednesday. "Beli's thrown the ball really well," Mattingly said. "He's had a few little stretches [of trouble], but his stuff is good. Brandon started off a little shaky but has been really good." With Jansen possibly out for the season, both Belisario and League are worth scooping up.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD Aug 29 '12
Ronald Belisario got five outs for a save against the Rockies on Wednesday.
No word yet on why Kenley Jansen wasn't called on. He struggled in a mop-up situation last night, but he threw just 16 pitches. Belisario's save was his first of the year after 21 holds. He's been a big asset with his 2.75 ERA in 52 1/3 innings this season.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD Jun 21 '12
Ronald Belisario has posted a 1.25 ERA in 21 relief appearances since returning to the major leagues.
Belisario was activated from the restricted list in early May after serving a 25-game suspension for violating MLB's drug policy, and he's been on a roll ever since. Entering Thursday, the righty had allowed just nine hits in 21 2/3 innings while tallying three wins and six holds.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD May 03 '12
Dodgers activated RHP Ronald Belisario from the restricted list.
Belisario was eligible to return after serving a 25-game suspension for violating MLB's drug program. The 29-year-old right-hander missed all of last season after failing to obtain a work visa in his native Venezuela. Look for him in middle relief.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD May 01 '12
Ronald Belisario is eligible to be activated from the restricted list Friday, but it's not a sure thing that he will be.
Belisario is serving a 25-game suspension for violating MLB's drug program. The Dodgers like him as a one-inning reliever, but right now they need someone that can go multiple innings. "He likes to let it fly for one inning," pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. "When he's on, he can be dominant, but that's 20 pitches or less, and after that, his stuff changes." Belisario is out of options, so he'd have to pass through waivers if the Dodgers try to send him to the minors.
Ronald Belisario RP LAD Mar 22 '12
Dodgers reinstated RHP Ronald Belisario from the restricted list.
Belisario missed all of the 2011 season while receiving treatment for a substance abuse problem. He's still required to serve a 25-game suspension this year but should be ready to join the Dodgers' bullpen soon after.