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Dodgers activate Ronald Belisario from restricted list following drug suspension

May 3, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT

Ronald Belisario AP

The Dodgers announced earlier this evening that they have activated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list. Mike MacDougal was designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move.

Belisario was eligible to return after completing a 25-game suspension for violating MLB’s drug policy. The 29-year-old right-hander tested positive for cocaine, a drug he claims he only used once.

Belisario was an asset in the Dodgers’ bullpen as a rookie back in 2009, posting a 2.04 ERA and 64/29 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings, but he had a 5.04 ERA in 55 innings in 2010 and missed two months during the season in order to receive treatment for a substance-abuse problem. He spent all of last season on the restricted list after failing to secure a work visa in his native Venezuela.

MacDougal rode a 2.05 ERA last year into a guaranteed $1 million deal this offseason, but he has an ugly 7.94 ERA and 4/6 K/BB ratio across 5 2/3 innings this season.

  1. henryd3rd - May 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Go pee in the cup

  2. AlohaMrHand - May 4, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    He adds depth.The dodger bullpen has been shaky the past two weeks

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