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White Sox ink Ronald Belisario to one-year, $3 million contract

Dec 5, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

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The Dodgers non-tendered reliever Ronald Belisario earlier this week, but it didn’t take him long to find a new home.

According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Belisario has agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the White Sox. He also drew interest from the Angels and Cubs during his brief time on the market.

One of the most surprising non-tenders from this year’s class, Belisario posted a 3.97 ERA and 49/28 K/BB ratio over 68 innings this past season. The 30-year-old right-hander had a 2.54 ERA in 68 appearances last year. The Dodgers might have done him a favor by letting him go, as MLB Trade Rumors projected his salary to rise to $2.3 million via arbitration.

  1. stercuilus65 - Dec 5, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Great move for the Dodgers.

  2. toodrunktotastethischicken - Dec 5, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Why would the Dodgers let him go? Seemed to always be solid late inning option.

    • drewy44 - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      He was unpredictable last year. Also, has a history of visa issues and substance abuse. He has filthy stuff, but with signing Brian Wilson to be the set up guy, we only need one albatross in the ‘pen. And he shall be named Brandon League.

  3. gonderfan - Dec 6, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    The price is a little excessive, but this was the last piece we needed to get back to the playoffs. Go White Sox!

  4. dinofrank60 - Dec 6, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    I hope Ventura doesn’t overuse him like Mattingly did.

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