The Red Sox are expected to sign reliever Ronald Belisario, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. It’s not known yet whether the deal will be a major league or a minor league deal, but the latter is more likely.
Belisario was designated for assignment by the Rays at the end of June and elected free agency last Sunday. In eight innings this year for the Rays, the 32-year-old right-hander allowed seven runs on eight hits and four walks with six strikeouts. He spent most of his season at Triple-A Durham, where his numbers were much better.