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Michael Belfiore | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left

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Orioles signed LHP Michael Belfiore to a minor league contract.
Belfiore was released from the Tigers' minor league system earlier this month after posting a 5.60 ERA and 1.55 WHIP across 123 2/3 innings at Triple-A Toledo. The 26-year-old is an organizational depth signing for Baltimore. Wed, Aug 19, 2015 04:18:00 PM

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Tigers sent LHP Michael Belfiore outright to Triple-A Toledo.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Joel Hanrahan. Belfiore holds a 5.40 ERA with 14 strikeouts over 11 2/3 frames at Toledo this season.
Fri, May 2, 2014 01:56:00 PM

Tigers claimed LHP Michael Belfiore off waivers from the Orioles; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.

Belfiore was designated for assignment by Baltimore at the end of spring training. He posted pretty good numbers last year at the Triple-A level and could be an asset at some point this season for the Tigers.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Orioles designated LHP Michael Belfiore for assignment.

Belfiore appeared in one game for the O's last season and had a 3.18 ERA while striking out over a batter per frame at Triple-A. He could draw some interest on waivers.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Michael Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk; reassigned RHP Tim Alderson and LHP Nick Additon to minor league camp.

None of the cuts come as a surprise. Belfiore allowed a run on five hits over his two spring innings. The 25-year-old will provide some depth in the minors.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Michael Belfiore has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture at the top of his left pinkie finger.

Belfiore suffered the injury earlier this week during pitchers' fielding practice. He can play through it, and is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday, but it's still something the O's will have to monitor.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Michael Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles are starved for bullpen depth after nine relievers combined to throw 12 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rays. The 24-year-old posted a 3.18 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 82/29 K/BB ratio over 76 1/3 innings at Triple-A this season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Orioles optioned LHP Michael Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk.

For the second time this season, Belfiore was recalled for just one day as an extra bullpen arm but did not appear in the game. He'll continue to provide organizational depth at Triple-A. The corresponding move will be announced Saturday, but they're expected to activate Pedro Strop from the disabled list.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Michael Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk.

Belfiore was up in the majors for a day earlier this season and did not make an appearance. He'll provide middle relief depth.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Orioles optioned LHP Michael Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk.

Belfiore was up in the majors for only one day and did not make an appearance. The left-hander has a 5.52 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 14 2/3 innings this year at Triple-A.
Mon, May 13, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Michael Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk.

He's taking Steve Johnson's roster spot. A former sandwich round pick, Belfiore holds a 5.52 ERA and has walked nine over 14 2/3 innings for Norfolk this season, but he's also struck out 17. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, May 12, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Orioles purchased the contract of LHP Michael Belfiore from Double-A Bowie.

The move protects him from December's Rule 5 Draft. Belfiore, a 24-year-old reliever, was acquired from the Diamondbacks in May as part of the Josh Bell trade and posted a 2.71 ERA and 78/26 K/BB ratio over 66 1/3 innings this season between High-A and Double-A.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 01:40:00 PM

Orioles acquired LHP Mike Belfiore from the Diamondbacks to complete the Josh Bell trade.

He'll be assigned to Double-A Bowie. Belfiore, 23, has a career 4.05 ERA in parts of four seasons in the minors. Baseball America didn't include him among the Diamondbacks' Top 30 prospects during the offseason.
Sat, May 12, 2012 12:37:00 PM

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