Nationals bullpen, recently steady, may be getting reinforcement soon

MIAMI — Reliever Matt Belisle, healthy after the calf strain he suffered in late April, did not want to go on a minor league rehab assignment. He lobbied with Nationals Manager Dusty Baker not to do so, thinking he could just throw a few simulated games and be ready to go. His, er, pitch was unsuccessful, so he […]
Via Nationals Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Belisle's bullpen went well, ready for next step in injury rehab

Nationals reliever Matt Belisle came out of his Saturday bullpen session fine, as the right-hander continues to work his way back from a strained right
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals pitcher Matt Belisle moving toward return

Matt Belisle will throw off a mound in the next couple days, the right-hander said Friday. The Nationals placed him on the disabled list with a strained calf on April 27, after he broke to cover first base and felt pain in his right calf — the same calf he injured conditioning before spring training. […]
Via Nationals Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle "doing really, really well" as he rehabs calf strain - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Matt Belisle is making solid progress as he recovers from a right calf strain. He has been on the disabled list since April 27. "I'm doing really, really well," Belisle said. "I've been doing a ton of work. It was only about the first 24-hour period where we gave ... Read More
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats call up lefty reliever after Belisle lands on DL with calf strain

With Matt Belisle landing on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain, the Nats have called up a lefty reliever to take his place in the bullpen.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle leaves game with right calf strain

Matt Belisle left Tuesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Phillies after facing one batter after straining his right calf, re-aggravating an injury he battled in spring training. The right-hander began the eighth inning by getting left fielder David Lough to line out to Ryan Zimmerman at first. When the ball was hit, Belisle broke toward first. […]
Via Nationals Journal
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Nats reliever Belisle leaves game vs. Phillies with apparent injury

Nationals reliever Matt Belisle left Tuesday night's game with an apparent injury.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle makes the most out of his opportunity

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Nationals will wake up Thursday in D.C. for the first time this year as a team. The final spots on the roster are still to be determined, but one name will be in the bullpen that wasn’t expected there to start the spring: veteran right-handed reliever Matt Belisle. Because of a solid camp and […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle Makes Opening Day Roster

According to’s Bill Ladson, reliever Matt Belisle has made the Opening Day roster. Belisle came into camp on a minor-league deal that allowed him to opt out on March 27th, so the team had to decide on his status for the roster or risk losing him.The contract Belisle signed was set to pay him $1.25 million for a full season on the major league roster. But manager Dusty Baker...
Via The Nats Blog
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals sign reliever Belisle to minor-league deal

VIERA, Fla. (AP) The Washington Nationals agreed to a minor-league deal with right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training. The 35-year-old Belisle is a 12-year major league veteran who spent last season with the St. Louis Cardinals. He also pitched for new Nationals manager Dusty Baker in Cincinnati. Belisle had a 2.67 earned-run...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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