Dodgers Place Ronald Belisario On Restricted List

The Dodgers have placed Ronald Belisario on the restricted list, the team announced. The move opens up a 40-man roster spot. Players on the restricted list do not accrue service time and do not always get paid.

Belisario, 29, was just activated off the restricted list two weeks ago. The right-hander hasn't pitched since the middle of 2010 due to a substance abuse problem, and he recently failed a drug test that requires him to serve a 25-game suspension at some point. Belisario owns a 3.36 ERA in 126 career innings, all with the Dodgers.

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7 Comments on "Dodgers Place Ronald Belisario On Restricted List"

3 years 4 months ago

Time to call it a day with this guy…

3 years 4 months ago

25 days, to be precise.

Dodgers aren’t counting on him for anything, so it doesn’t really matter. If he can regain his 2009 form, fantastic. If not, no loss.

I’d rather the Dodgers have him to call up than Ramon Troncoso…

Ryan D
3 years 4 months ago

Why does his drug test only result in a 25-game suspension?

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 4 months ago

You don’t get 50-games for snorting lines.

3 years 4 months ago

Illegal Narcotics =/= PEDs.

I’m not saying I personally think one is worse than the other, though. But MLB is a bit more lenient with the former. 

3 years 4 months ago

Social drugs: cocaine, pot, anfetamines  are  handled as a disease. The first time , treatment. The second time suspension.
It is the same in other sports since they are not cheating but doing what many people do

3 years 4 months ago

Not news. It was known that he’d be put on the restricted list weeks ago.