Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:36:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals RP Matt Belisle (calf) was placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right calf during a relief appearance versus the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, April 26. RP Sammy Solis was called up from Class AAA Syracuse to replace him on the 25-man roster.
Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Belisle is valuable in deep NL-only rotisserie leagues that use categories such as ERA, WHIP and holds. The 35-year-old right-hander has posted a 1.50 ERA through the first seven games of the year.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:45:33 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Matt Belisle (calf) left his relief appearance Tuesday, April 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies after facing one batter in the eighth inning due to a strained right calf.
Fantasy Tip: Belisle is only worth using in deeper NL-only rotisserie formats for help in the ERA and WHIP category, and leagues with advanced scoring systems which reward holds.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:55:33 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals RP Matt Belisle's one-year deal is worth $3.5 million, according to a source.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:55:00 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent RP Matt Belisle (Rockies) to an undisclosed one-year deal Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:09:45 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP Matt Belisle will make an emergency start in place of SP Franklin Morales Friday, Aug. 15, against the Cincinnati Reds.
Fantasy Tip: Belisle hasn't started a game since 2008, so he should be avoided fantasy. Remove Morales from all lineups, too.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 08:38:19 -0700
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he will not change how he uses RP Matt Belisle even though Belisle has a 6.30 ERA. "I don't think it's going to change," Weiss said. "I will use Matty anytime from the sixth inning on. Typically, I don't like to pigeonhole a guy, saying a guy will pitch 'in this inning.' I let the game dictate some of those things."
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:47:17 -0700
The Colorado Rockies are looking at the trade market for a right-handed setup option. CL LaTroy Hawkins is likely to cede the closer role to RP Rex Brothers at some point, which would make Hawkins available (along with RP Matt Belisle) as a late-inning righty. Another source indicates the club prefers to give RP Chad Bettis or RP Chris Martin a chance before pursuing a trade.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:35:05 -0800
Colorado Rockies RP Matt Belisle is excited about the increased competition heading into the season. The team added several arms to the back end of the bullpen during the offseason. Belisle, who is just one of two pitchers to appear more than 70 times in each of the past four seasons, will compete with RPs Wilton Lopez and Adam Ottavino for a role in the bullpen from the right side. Belisle expressed that he is "extremely fortunate" that manager Walt Weiss shows confidence in him. He also said that many of his late-season struggles came from predictable patterns, especially against familiar hitters. He plans to use his changeup to combat that.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:01:07 -0800
The Colorado Rockies exercised RP Matt Belisle's $4.25 million option for the 2014 season Monday, Nov. 4. There are no current plans to work out a long-term extension, however, but the team isn't looking to trade him. Belisle went 5-7 with a 4.32 ERA this year. The team also reinstated SP Christian Friedrich (back) from the 60-day disabled list.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:22:11 -0700
The Colorado Rockies have listened to offers for RPs Matt Belisle, Rafael Betancourt and Josh Outman. However, they have been telling teams they're not sure if they're ready to sell in the days leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and might wait until August and try for deals that would require waivers.