Dodgers Renew Ronald Belisario’s Contract

The Dodgers have renewed Ronald Belisario's contract and have placed him on the restricted list, tweets Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.  For the third straight season, the right-hander's arrival at Spring Training has been delayed by visa problems.

Belisario, 28, failed to report to camp by February 26, giving the Dodgers the right to remove him from the 40-man roster while retaining his rights by placing him on the restricted list.  It was reported a few weeks ago that Belisario would probably have to miss the season due to the problems.  However, the reliever claimed that he had lost his passport and was working to get it replaced.

The hurler posted a 2.04 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in his rookie campaign but was unable to find similar success in 2010.  Belisario missed a month of action last year, reportedly due to a stint in substance-abuse rehab.


23 Responses to Dodgers Renew Ronald Belisario’s Contract Leave a Reply

  1. bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice…

  2. Oh boy.

  3. The latin version of Steve Howe perhaps?

    • PostMoBills 4 years ago

      More like the Latin version of Brett Favre. “Sorry guys, can’t come to Spring Training again this year. Must have lost the ol’ pasaporte again while riding my tractor. See ya in April!”

  4. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    If I was Nelson, I’d say “HA-HA”

  5. BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    Retaining control of the player is an obvious and predictable move. It’s doubtful that the Dodgers will be on the hook for much if any of his salary if he’s unable to enter the country. Not a lot of downside here.

    • bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

      So if he can’t make it back to the states we don’t have to pay him?

      • BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        We — as in you or me? You can do what you like, but I’ve already refused to give him my credit card number.

        • bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

          I say we as in the fan base is part of the team. But thanks for answering my question so thoroughly.

          • BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

            The “fan base” doesn’t pay salaries either. Anyway, someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but a player who isn’t able to be in the same country where his team plays hasn’t fulfilled his contract obligations. Worst-case scenario is he manages to get his body to the U.S. and can’t play well or at all, sort of like last year. In the scheme of things his salary (The MLB minimum) isn’t going to break the bank and seems worth paying for another year since he remains under team control until at least 2014.

          • bleedDODGERblue 4 years ago

            Thank you

      • NL_East_Rivalry 4 years ago

        I might be wrong, but teams don’t pay players on the Restricted List. If a player disagrees with being put on the RL, then they can go to court and an arbiter will decide what should happen. More than likely, if it’s the player’s fault and it’s something that could have been avoided, the team wont pay.

      • NL_East_Rivalry 4 years ago

        I might be wrong, but teams don’t pay players on the Restricted List. If a player disagrees with being put on the RL, then they can go to court and an arbiter will decide what should happen. More than likely, if it’s the player’s fault and it’s something that could have been avoided, the team wont pay.

  6. Why is getting to the states such trouble for this guy?

    • Alex Gomez 4 years ago

      He should go to Mexico and hire a “coyote”. He can then come in thru a tunnel or jump the fence…geez!

      • BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        Good idea. The INS will never think to look for him standing on the mound at Dodger Stadium.

    • Guest 4 years ago

      Because hes got a criminal background most likely.

  7. NL_East_Rivalry 4 years ago

    I believe the K-Rod issue was one of these. They went to court and it was decided that the Mets didn’t have to pay.

  8. TopDeckBum 4 years ago

    I’ve had it with Belly. The Dodger bullpen is getting crowded as it is. I know there are issues with Padilla but I say trade Ronald as soon as we get the chance. Take a prospect, another reliever, a catcher with an OBP over .300, whatever.

  9. Gumby65 4 years ago

    And I just learned my subscription to the PennySaver had been auto renewed.

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