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Ronald Belisario | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays reassigned RHPs Ronald Belisario, Andrew Bellatti, and Bryce Stowell, and INF Eugenio Velez to minor league camp.
Belisario appeared to have a decent chance to crack the Rays' bullpen when he signed a minor league deal with the club back in late January, but a fractured left (non-throwing) shoulder set him back. He just resumed playing catch last week. Mar 26 - 4:48 PM

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Ronald Belisario (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

It will be the first time he's thrown off a mound since he fractured his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Rays manager Kevin Cash has said Belisario has looked good throwing on flat ground and the reliever noted that he won't need too sessions on the mound before he's game-ready. It sounds like there's an outside shot he could be ready for Opening Day.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Mar 23 - 6:38 PM

Ronald Belisario (shoulder) has been cleared to begin playing catch Thursday.

Belisario was shut down for two weeks due to a fracture in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. The 32-year-old right-hander suffered the injury in late February while getting out of a pool. He was a non-roster invitee to Rays camp this spring and obviously won't be in the major league bullpen when the regular season opens.
Mar 19 - 9:45 AM

Ronald Belisario will be shut down for the next two weeks due to a fractured left shoulder.

Belisario sustained the injury while getting out of a pool before he arrived to Rays' camp. While it's encouraging that the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder, he isn't expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Feb 28 - 9:11 AM

Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ronald Belisario was seen in the Rays clubhouse with his left arm in a sling.

It's the veteran hurler's non-throwing arm, but could still be potentially concerning. No word yet on what any potential injury may be, but any missed time this spring could hurt the non-roster invitee's chances of cracking the bullpen on Opening Day.
Feb 28 - 8:43 AM

Rays signed RHP Ronald Belisario to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Belisario was close to a deal with the Blue Jays Thursday -- to the point that some media outlets were reporting the deal was completed -- before that fell apart. He struggled with the White Sox last season but should have a chance to win a job in a wide open Rays bullpen.
Jan 31 - 5:51 PM

Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 reports that the Blue Jays' minor league contract with Ronald Belisario has fallen through.

The deal was reported by multiple outlets on Thursday, but something happened and the two sides were unable to complete it. Belisario had been set to earn $1.7 million assuming he made Toronto's Opening Day roster, but he's now back on the free agent market. The reliever held a 5.56 ERA with 47 strikeouts over 66 1/3 frames for the White Sox last season.
Jan 30 - 11:59 AM

Blue Jays signed RHP Ronald Belisario to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The non-guaranteed deal will pay Belisario a salary of $1.7 million if he makes the Jays' 25-man roster. Belisario had a disappointing 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 66 1/3 innings last season for the White Sox and was removed from their 40-man roster on November 20. The 32-year-old right-hander is capable of putting his career back on track with Toronto.
Jan 29 - 2:23 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays are "very close" to signing Ronald Belisario.

Belisario was outrighted off the White Sox's 40-man roster in November after posting an ugly 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 66 1/3 innings in 2014. The 32-year-old right-hander has been a very effective setup man in the past and will try to reestablish himself with the rapidly-improving Jays.
Jan 29 - 1:31 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays are making a "strong push" for Ronald Belisario.

Toronto has also been connected recently to free agent relievers Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano, and Burke Badenhop. Belisario should come fairly cheap here in late January after posting a rough 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 66 1/3 innings last season with the White Sox. He'd be a middle relief arm for the Jays.
Jan 29 - 9:32 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals, Blue Jays, Red Sox, and Rays are interested in free agent reliever Ronald Belisario.

Belisario, 32, posted a 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 66 1/3 innings with the White Sox last season and even served as the team's closer for a stretch. He shouldn't be pitching high-leverage innings, but he should fit somewhere as a middle relief.
Jan 20 - 2:06 PM

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers are one of 10 teams showing interest in Ronald Belisario.

Belisario elected free agency after being removed from the White Sox' 40-man roster last month. The veteran reliever served as Chicago's closer for a portion of the 2014 season but ultimately posted a 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 66 1/3 innings. Still, he's had some success in the past and isn't a bad option in middle relief.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Ronald Belisario has elected free agency.

Belisario had been removed from the White Sox' 40-man roster earlier this month. The veteran reliever served as Chicago's closer for a portion of the 2014 season but ultimately posted a 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 66 1/3 innings. He might have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:55:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Ronald Belisario outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

The veteran right-hander passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll now have to decide whether to accept the outright assignment or to hit the free agent market and attempt to find a better opportunity elsewhere. He posted a 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 66 1/3 innings with the club in 2014.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 07:16:00 PM

White Sox designated RHP Ronald Belisario for assignment.

Belisario served as Chicago's closer for a stretch this summer, but he wound up with an ugly 5.56 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 66 1/3 total innings. The 31-year-old right-hander has posted good numbers in the past and should draw interest on the waiver wire.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Alexi Casilla
4Ryan Brett
5Eugenio Velez
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
2Juan Francisco
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Corey Brown
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Joey Butler
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Kirby Yates
8Ronald Belisario
9Steve Geltz
10Brandon Gomes
11Everett Teaford
12Burch Smith
13C.J. Riefenhauser
14Jim Miller