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Matt Belisle | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/6/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Belisle will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Monday.
The hope is that he'll merely have to have bone chips removed. Belisle was limited to just 34 relief appearances this season while battling elbow issues. The 35-year-old will be a free agent this winter. Oct 16 - 1:14 PM

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Cardinals activated RHP Matt Belisle from the 60-day disabled list.

He'll be active and available for the Cardinals' regularly scheduled game on Saturday. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.00 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 30 innings with the big league club this season.
Sep 12 - 10:48 AM

Matt Belisle (elbow) recently threw live batting practice and will do so again in the next few days.

Belisle has finally turned corner with the elbow injury that's kept him out since late June. He should be activated from the disabled list before long but is unlikely to be used in high-leverage situations.
Sep 6 - 12:23 PM

Matt Belisle (elbow) threw another successful bullpen session on Friday.

The right-hander continues to work his way back from an injury to his pitching elbow and remains optimistic that he'll be able to return to the Cardinals bullpen before the end of the regular season.
Sep 4 - 11:35 PM

Matt Belisle (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday.

It's his first time throwing off a mound since going on the disabled list back in late June. Belisle is finally making progress with his elbow injury and should return sometime next month if he can avoid more setbacks.
Aug 28 - 5:54 PM

Matt Belisle (elbow) has been cleared to ramp up his flat-ground throwing after visiting with Dr. James Andrews.

"The mound will be very, very, very soon," Belisle said. The veteran reliever has been on the shelf since late June with an elbow issue and has been limited to playing catch since suffering a setback last month.
Aug 25 - 7:18 PM

Matt Belisle (elbow) has been sent to receive another opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Belisle hasn't suffered a setback, but the club just wants another set of eyes to examine the righty. Belisle has been out since late June with an elbow issue and isn't a great bet to return this season.
Aug 24 - 10:06 PM

Matt Belisle (elbow) resumed playing catch on Tuesday.

However, he still has to build up arm strength after having a setback with his elbow a month ago. The Cardinals don't think Belisle will be ready for a rehab assignment before the minor league season ends, so he's, at best, at least a month away.
Aug 11 - 8:51 PM

Matt Belisle (elbow) expects to resume throwing soon.

Belisle has been on the disabled list since late June with an elbow sprain and acknowledged Wednesday that there's still no timetable for his return, but the veteran right-hander is beginning to feel a little better. An early-September return seems possible if his rehab continues to go smoothly. He had a solid 3.00 ERA in 30 innings before getting shut down.
Aug 6 - 8:49 AM

Cardinals transferred RHP Matt Belisle from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Steve Cishek. Belisle had a setback with his elbow injury earlier this month and remains shut down. He now won't be eligible to return until late August.
Jul 24 - 3:43 PM

Matt Belisle (elbow) said Saturday that he's suffered a "small setback."

Belisle admitted to having "a little bit of tightness" in his right elbow and has been shut down for the time being. It's unclear at this point when the veteran reliever might resume a throwing program.
Jul 19 - 10:09 AM

Matt Belisle (elbow) has resumed throwing.

He's just playing catch for now and isn't expected to be ready for activation at the start of the second half. Belisle is battling right elbow inflammation.
Jul 10 - 10:10 AM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Matt Belisle's right elbow showed no major structural damage.

Belisle has been shut down since June 26 with discomfort in his right elbow, but it's only inflammation. The mid-reliever should be ready soon after the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 4:52 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with a right elbow inflammation.

No word on the severity of the issue. After signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with St. Louis over the winter, the 35-year-old owns a 3.00 ERA and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 30 innings this season.
Jun 30 - 2:59 PM

Cardinals signed RHP Matt Belisle to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The deal can max out at $4 million if he reaches all of his appearance incentives. Belisle posted a rough 4.87 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 64 2/3 innings this past season for the Rockies. Maybe he'll fare better with the move to a much friendlier pitching environment in St. Louis. The 34-year-old right-hander is an 11-year major league veteran.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:51:00 PM

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