Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:13:05 -0800
Free-agent RP Matt Belisle (Nationals) signed a one-year, $2.05 million deal with the Minnesota Twins Thursday, Feb. 2.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:54:44 -0700
The Washington Nationals have reassigned RP Matt Belisle to the minors.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:55:05 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain Tuesday, June 14. RP Matt Belisle (calf) was activated from the DL in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Despite saving 16 of his 18 chances this year, Paps was very shaky with a 3.28 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 2.9 walks per nine. Because there's still a decent chance he'll be in the mix for saves when he's back, you'll probably want to stash him at least in deeper formats. Intercostal injuries are tricky, so don't be surprised if Papelbon is out beyond 15 days. Shawn Kelley needs to be owned everywhere now. He pitched 1 2/3 innings for his first save Monday night and has been a much better reliever than Papelbon this season. Kelley could continue seeing saves opportunities even after Papelbon returns to full health.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:57:22 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Matt Belisle (calf) has worked nine games for Class AAA Syracuse through Sunday, June 12, as part of a lengthy minor-league rehab assignment. He has posted a 4.09 ERA over 11 innings during the stint.
Fantasy Tip: Belisle is worth a look in deeper NL-only rotisserie formats which use true middle relievers. Other than that, he can mostly be avoided in all other formats.
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."