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Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

Posted on: December 21, 2011 1:34 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 11:28 pm
 
Ronald BelisarioBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Right-handed reliever Ronald Belisario missed the entire 2011 season with the Dodgers because of visa issues now has his visa, but according to the Los Angeles Times, will serve a 25-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy.

Belisario's drug suspension is for a "drug of abuse," so it could be that he either failed to comply with an order to take part in a treatment program, or was convicted to pleading guilty to using or possessing a prohibited substance.

Belisario's agent, Paul Kinzer, hinted to the Times in February that the Venezuelan pitcher's visa issues were because of a "deeper" problem. Belisario was placed on the restricted list in 2010 and the Times reported it was to enter a substance-abuse program, though the team never confirmed that. Belisario also pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge in 2009 after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Belisario will turn 29 on Dec. 31 and has pitched in 128 games over two seasons with the Dodgers, striking out 102 batters in 126 innings, while walking 48 and putting up a 3.36 ERA.

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

Unlike Braun, I don't really think anyone knows or cares about this guy.



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

Hockey drugs cost Howe more than just his career and family, they cost him his life.  I think Bellisario has more problems than just drug abuse I think he is a nutjob as well.  I don't think Bellisario's talent is up there with Howe and Gooden but his substane abuse issues certainly are.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

Hey, he made some errors in typing. He corrected them. Time to move on unless you consider yourself perfect.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

This was supposed to be a reply to the non sports ad onm a comment page below.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

Stick it.


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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:43 pm
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Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

Typos aside, and yes there are plenty, the root issue is drug abuse.  Let's assume Bellisario has a substance abuse problem, how about we take care of that first.  Sadly the 25 day suspension means nothing if this guy turns into a Steve Howe or Dwight Gooden.  Two great talents that ended up blowing their careers and losing their families and everything else due to drugs.  Bellisario is not at the same level of talent as Howe or Gooden, but I hope he does pull his head out and get clean.




Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

These typos happen rather frequently. They are pointed out, and then the article is edited later on. Just like this one. And many others. I know many people nitpick, but it is really on these writers to do a better job the first time. Editing for typos is not good writing at all, considering it is your job. As far as Belisario, he has lots of promise before he had too much to either drink, snort, or smoke. Hopefully he comes back strong. Would be a great 7th inning pitcher before Jansen and Guerra.



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

lol..."Beisario - becuase - probelm" ha ha....not to mention the grammatical errors...lol



Since: Apr 29, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Report: Dodgers pitcher faces 25-game suspension

Solid not sure what's more shocking; the fact that a CBS sports writer has so many typos or that you can't find any of them.


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