PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ronald Belisario has fractured his non-throwing shoulder in a swimming pool accident and is not expected to be ready for the start of the season.
The team said Saturday that Belisario will be sidelined indefinitely. The Rays right-hander injured his left shoulder getting out of a pool in Venezuela last month. Belisario will be held out of on-field drills for at least two weeks.
Belisario is a non-roster invitee competing for a bullpen job after going 4-8 with a 5.56 ERA in 62 appearances with the Chicago White Sox last season.
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President of baseball operations Matt Silverman said Belisario’s shoulder ”hadn’t been checked out until he got here” for spring training this week.