Belisle (knee) was activated from the 10-day DL on Friday. Belisle has missed the last 22 games due to right knee chondromalacia. He's been terrible since he joined the Twins with a 9.15 ERA in 19.2 IP. The Twins are likely keeping him on the roster to mentor several younger players in the bullpen.
Belisle (knee) threw another live batting practice session, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Belisle said everything went well during his third live BP session. The reliever, who has been out since Aug. 7 with sore cartilage in his knee, is on track to be activated in early September.
Belisle (knee) threw live batting practice Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Belisle has been out since Aug. 7 with sore cartilage in his right knee. His return date is not yet clear, but he appears to be making progress in his recovery.
Belisle was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee chondromalacia (sore cartilage) Tuesday. It's unclear how much time the issue will cause Belisle to miss. In a corresponding move, Matt Magill was reinstated from the paternity list.
Belisle signed a major-league contract with the Twins on Tuesday. It's somewhat of a surprise that Belisle was able to land a major-league deal, as he's 38 years old and posted a 5.06 ERA with a paltry 9.1 percent strikeout rate in 10.2 innings before being released by Cleveland. He'll head back to Minnesota, where he tossed 60.1 innings with a 4.03 ERA last season. He picked up nine saves for the Twins late in the year after closer Brandon Kintzler was traded, but it would be surprising to see him in a high-leverage role right away upon arrival.