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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
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, according to a person familiar with the matter."It's anyone's guess as to what drug Belisario allegedly abused and it would be irresponsible to speculate.With the Dodgers' already full bullpen, it doesn't seem there's much room for Belisario.Scott ElbertJavy Guerra Matt GuerrierBlake Hawksworth Kenley JansenThese five are assured of opening the season with the Dodgers (barring an unlikely trade or unfortunate injury). The Dodgers also have a few other options to fill the two remaining spots:Nathan EovaldiJohn GrabowJosh LindblomLindblom had a nice debut season and should ...
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He's baaaaaack! That's right, Ronald Belisario has obtained his visa finally and has been cleared to return to the United States. The visa is good for five years so at least this whole visa thing should be avoided for the next several years. Of course just because Belisario can return to the Dodgers doesn't mean it's going to be a cakewalk, as he has some work...
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...
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’...
The Colorado Rockies signed free-agent third baseman Casey Blake to a one-year, $2 million contract.
The deal, announced Tuesday, is pending a physical.
The 38-year-old Blake was limited to only 63 games last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers because of injuries.
Blake is a .264 career hitter with 167 home runs and 616 RBIs.
The Rockies appear to be stocking up on potential third basemen entering the 2012 season. Colorado has reportedly agreed to terms with 37 year old 3B/1B Casey Blake. Blake was a solid bat for the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers when he was healthy. His last full season was in 2010 when he hit .248/.320 with 28 doubles and 17 homeruns. While signing Blake isn’t going...
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.
Tuesday the Rockies held a press conference to announce the Michael Cuddyer signing and the club added that terms have been agreed upon with veteran third basemen Casey Blake for a one year deal. Over the last three and a half years with the Dodgers Blake has a .260/.338/.431 batting line and 107 adjusted-OPS (OPS+). The deal guarantees Blake $2 million with another $1 million in incentives.
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.
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.
Casey Blake is thrilled to have his name in this edition of Offseason Notes.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. Prospecting: John Sickels’ Top-20 List for Boston
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Miami Television
Colorado Signs Third Baseman Blake
The Colorado Rockies have signed 38...
The Rockies have signed 38-year old righty swinging 3B Casey Blake to a 1-year, $2 million dollar deal. Blake played in 63 games for the Dodgers last year and he was 51 for 202 (.252 avg, .713 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 4 homers, 26 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He has now played in 1,265 games in his first 13 years in the majors and he is 1,186 of 4,500 (.264 avg, .778 OPS) with 644...