Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 5/3/12
The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated Mike MacDougal, according to the club's official Twitter account. In a corresponding move, the club reinstated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list. The Dodgers had signed MacDougal to a one-year $1mm deal with a team option for 2013 at $2.35mm. Last season he posted a 2.05 ERA in 57 innings out of the bullpen. This season, MacDougal has struggled as he has allowed 5 runs in 5.2 innings while also walking 6. Belisario was serving a 25 game suspension as he tested positive for cocaine and had to be activated before the game tomorrow. Belisario didn't pitch in all of 2011 as he was not able to secure a visa. Belisario has plenty of talent which is evident by his 2.04 ERA in 2009 and his 8.2 k/9 in 70 2/3 innings that season but comes with tons of baggage. Belisario reported to Spring Training late in 2009 and 2010, was arrested for DUI and didn't pitch in all of 2011. Belisario was released by the Pirates prior to joining the Dodgers because of all the headaches he brought to their organization. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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