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The move clears a 40-man roster spot, meaning the Dodgers, if they so choose, can purchase the contract of a non-roster player later this spring, and it also means the club maintains all rights to Belisario for as long as it chooses to hold onto those rights.
Belisario, a mainstay in the team's bullpen the past two seasons, has been unable to obtain a visa to enter the U.S. from his native Venezuela. Although the reason for that has never come to light, Paul Kinzer, Belisario's Atlanta-based agent, said two weeks ago he wasn't optimistic that his client would pitch for the Dodgers this season.
Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.
The Dodgers placed reliever Ronald Belisario on the restricted list, where they can leave him for up to two years.