The White Sox will sign reliever Ronald Belisario to a one-year, $3MM deal, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. The Dodgers non-tendered Belisario on Monday. MLBTR projected he would make $2.3MM in arbitration, so a salary of $3MM represents a healthy bump over what Belisario's agency, McNamara Baseball Group, might have expected this time last week. The Cubs and Angels also had interest in Belisario, Gonzales writes.
Belisario posted a 3.97 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 2013. In 265 career innings, he has a 3.29 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. He's known for his plus fastball, which averaged 94.4 MPH in 2013. The White Sox can now control Belisario's rights through 2016, since he can be eligible for arbitration again prior to the 2015 and 2016 seasons.