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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ronald Belisario has elected free agency.
Belisario was booted from the Rays' 40-man roster last week after posting a 7.88 ERA over six appearances. He'll be able to find a gig elsewhere, but it will likely be a minor league deal. Jul 5 - 8:34 AM

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Rays designated RHP Ronald Belisario for assignment.

Belisario posted a 7.88 ERA over six appearances for the big club. He'll likely clear waivers but will have the chance to declare free agency if he wants.
Jun 30 - 10:08 PM

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Ronald Belisario from Triple-A Durham.

Belisario already exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract, but he'll now stick around after the Rays decided to bring him up to the big club. He held a 3.26 ERA with 18 strikeouts over 30 1/3 innings for Durham.
Jun 16 - 10:51 PM

Ronald Belisario has opted out of his minor league contract with the Rays.

The Rays have until Wednesday to call him up to majors or release him. Belisario has posted a 3.26 ERA with 17 saves as Triple-A Durham's closer, although he's struck out only 18 over 30 1/3 innings.
Jun 15 - 7:13 PM

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

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.
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

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