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Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario has been handed a 25-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday night, citing a source.
The source did not specify how Belisario had violated the policy.
During the 2010 season, Belisario left the Dodgers for over a month to receive treatment in a substance-abuse program.
The hard-throwing Venezuelan missed all of last season with visa problems, but had received a valid visa for the next five years.
He is still expected to be in Arizona for the start of spring training, despite not being on the Dodgers' opening-day roster.
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Well, Ronald Belisario is finally going to be back in the country after acquiring his work visa, allowing him to pitch for the Dodgers once again.However, he will first have to serve a 25-game suspension from Major League Baseball. From the L.A. Times' blog post:"The suspension falls under the "drug of abuse" standard rather than a "stimulant" standard...
28-year old righty reliever Ronald Belisario missed the entire 2011 season due to visa problems but he has finally been cleared to return to the states. He will now have to serve a 25-game suspension when the 2012 season due to a MLB suspension. He last pitched in the majors in 2010 with the Dodgers. Belisario has pitched in 128 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the...
Much maligned reliever Ronald Belisario has been granted a visa and will be with the Dodgers for Spring Training reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
Reliever Ronald Belisario, who missed last season because he was unable to gain entry into the United States, has been granted a visa and is expected to be in camp for the start of spring training, according to his agent...
Assuming that he actually does show up at Spring Training and that he manages to stay out of trouble between now and then, reliever Ronald Belisario will be hit with a 25 game suspension to start 2012.
Reliever Ronald Belisario has received a visa valid for the next five years and is expected to be in Arizona for the start of spring training, but he won’t be on the Dodgers’...
Wayward Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario has finally obtained a visa to enter the United States from his native Venezuela, but after missing the entire 2011 season his playing status for 2012 is unclear, according to a baseball source.
Belisario must serve a 25-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, according to a person familiar with the situation. Belisario must serve a 25-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Ronald Belisario will start 2012 sitting out 25 games:
Belisario must serve a 25-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
Given the suspension and Ronald’s history, this was likely over a drug of abuse.
Los Angeles Dodgers' reliever Ronald Belisario is facing a 25-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the situation.