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.