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Into thin air: Belisle and Robinson on what Coors Field does to a baseball - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Matt Belisle spent a good portion of his career pitching in the thin air of Denver. From 2009 through 2014, Belisle won 32 games with the Rockies and pitched in total of 220 1/3 innings over 207 games with 167 strikeouts at Coors Field. Belisle's best season in Colorado ... Read More
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals pitcher Matt Belisle moving toward return

Matt Belisle will throw off a mound in the next couple days, the right-hander said Friday. The Nationals placed him on the disabled list with a strained calf on April 27, after he broke to cover first base and felt pain in his right calf — the same calf he injured conditioning before spring training. […]
Via Nationals Journal
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle "doing really, really well" as he rehabs calf strain - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Matt Belisle is making solid progress as he recovers from a right calf strain. He has been on the disabled list since April 27. "I'm doing really, really well," Belisle said. "I've been doing a ton of work. It was only about the first 24-hour period where we gave ... Read More
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle leaves game with right calf strain

Matt Belisle left Tuesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Phillies after facing one batter after straining his right calf, re-aggravating an injury he battled in spring training. The right-hander began the eighth inning by getting left fielder David Lough to line out to Ryan Zimmerman at first. When the ball was hit, Belisle broke toward first. […]
Via Nationals Journal
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle makes the most out of his opportunity

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Nationals will wake up Thursday in D.C. for the first time this year as a team. The final spots on the roster are still to be determined, but one name will be in the bullpen that wasn’t expected there to start the spring: veteran right-handed reliever Matt Belisle. Because of a solid camp and […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals tell Belisle he made 25-man roster

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have informed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle that he made the 25-man roster. Belisle signed on the eve of spring training and on Tuesday the Nationals said they will add him to the roster. The 35-year-old had a 4.26 ERA and held opponents to a .182 batting average in 6 1/3 innings in six appearances during spring training. Belisle...
Via Associated Press
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle Makes Opening Day Roster

According to’s Bill Ladson, reliever Matt Belisle has made the Opening Day roster. Belisle came into camp on a minor-league deal that allowed him to opt out on March 27th, so the team had to decide on his status for the roster or risk losing him.The contract Belisle signed was set to pay him $1.25 million for a full season on the major league roster. But manager Dusty Baker...
Via The Nats Blog
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals sign reliever Belisle to minor-league deal

VIERA, Fla. (AP) The Washington Nationals agreed to a minor-league deal with right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training. The 35-year-old Belisle is a 12-year major league veteran who spent last season with the St. Louis Cardinals. He also pitched for new Nationals manager Dusty Baker in Cincinnati. Belisle had a 2.67 earned-run...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals place reliever Belisle on 15-day DL with elbow inflammation

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, retroactive to June 28. Right-hander Marcus Hatley's contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Jordan Walden was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. The 35-year-old Belisle is 1...
Via Associated Press
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign Free-Agent Reliever Matt Belisle

VETERAN RIGHT-HANDER AGREES TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 2, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed on a one-year contract for the upcoming 2015 season with free-agent right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle (pronounced beh-LYLE). Belisle, 34, brings added veteran experience to the Cardinals bullpen, having made 70 or more relief [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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