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Dodgers News and Notes: Ronald Belisario faces 25-game suspension

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.

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