According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays reliever Ronald Belisario will miss the start of the season due to a fractured left (non-throwing) shoulder. He suffered the injury about a month ago while getting out of a swimming pool. That’s a new one.
Belisario joined the Rays on a minor league deal over the winter and appeared to have a decent chance to make the Opening Day roster, but he’s now shut down from doing anything on the field for the next two weeks. It’s unclear when he could be ready for game action.
Belisario, 32, posted a 5.56 ERA and 47/18 K/BB ratio over 66 1/3 innings with the White Sox last season.