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Michael Belfiore | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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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. May 2 - 1:56 PM

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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.
Apr 3 - 1:23 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.
Mar 30 - 3:53 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.
Mar 7 - 2:19 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.
Feb 27 - 2:18 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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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Hernan Perez
3Andrew Romine
4Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
3Tyler Collins
4Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Robbie Ray
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Luke Putkonen
14Bruce Rondon