According to the LA Times, Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario has a valid visa for the next five years, but before he can make his return, he must serve a 25-game suspension. Belisario violated MLB's drug policy, though the exact details are not known. He last pitched in 2010, when he posted a 5.04 ERA/4.31 FIP over 55 innings.
In other news...despite the fact that Hiroki Kuroda would seem to be a good fit for the Dodgers, he's going to cost too much for the team....and fifteen Dodgers have received invites to developmental mini-camp, which is held for the team's prospects in the second week of January.
Ronald Belisario suspended for 25 games - latimes.com
"Reliever Ronald Belisario has received a visa valid for the next five years and is expected to be in Arizona for the start of spring training, but he won’t be on the Dodgers’ opening-day roster."
Loyal Kuroda too expensive for Dodgers - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
Hiroki Kuroda fits well with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but Frank McCourt's financial woes continue to dog the franchise.
Dodgers invite 15 players to developmental minicamp | dodgers.com: News
"The Dodgers again have announced which farmhands might soon make a Major League impact by inviting them to an annual developmental minicamp, to be held at Dodger Stadium the second week of January."
Prospective Dodgers owners receive 'bid book' - latimes.com
"Frank McCourt's sales pitch landed on the desks of prospective Dodgers bidders Monday, and the ideas on how to make money from the team included this one: Raise ticket prices."
Chad Moriyama – Ronald Belisario Gets His Visa, But Is He Worth The Trouble?
"Belisario being around doesn’t hurt the Dodgers, but I’m hardly excited about the possibility of his return."
Dodgers sign left-hander John Grabow to Minor League deal | dodgers.com: News
"The Dodgers have signed veteran left-handed reliever John Grabow to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training."
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"I’d be lying if I said I very badly wanted Casey Blake back with the Dodgers, considering that he’s spent the last two years being underwhelming and injured since his solid 2009 campaign."