Married Luz Adriana … has one child: Adrialexy … Twitter: @rbelisario51 … attended Augusta Mijares High School in Maracay, Venezuela.
Made a career-high 77 appearances in his fourth season with the Dodgers … ranked second among National League relievers in games, fourth in ground ball percentage (77.9) and 11th in holds (21) … went 5-0 with a 1.87 ERA (7 ER/33.2 IP) and 19 holds in Dodgers victories … his ERA was 13.50 (10 ER/6.2 IP) vs. Arizona and 2.93 (20 ER/61.1 IP) vs. the rest of baseball … pitched 24 times on zero days rest … was suspended for one game on 6/14 as a result of his actions during a bench-clearing brawl with Arizona on 6/11 … went 2-1 with a 0.76 ERA (2 ER/23.2 IP) and 12 holds in 30 games from 6/16-8/20 … posted a 1.42 ERA (2 ER/12.2 IP) in July and a 1.04 mark (1 ER/8.2 IP) in August … gave up five runs in 0.1 IP on 9/18 at Arizona, including a two-run single by current White Sox Adam Eaton, to raise his season ERA from 3.46 to 4.13 … appeared in seven postseason games, allowing three runs over 3.2 IP (7.36 ERA) … five of his seven outings were scoreless … pitched for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, throwing 1.2 scoreless IP over two appearances … acquisition was recommended by Joe Butler, Bill Scherrer and Dave Yoakum.
Finished third (12 votes) in the balloting for The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year behind winner and
San Francisco catcher Buster Posey (31) and second-place Washington first baseman Adam LaRoche (29). Tied for the Major League lead with eight wins as a reliever (Rex Brothers and Nate Jones), going 8-1 with a
2.54 ERA in his team-leading 68 relief appearances...also led the club with 71.0 innings pitched as a reliever...his
eight wins were the most by a Dodger reliever since Guillermo Mota's eight in 2004. Ranked among the NL relief leaders in ERA (2.54, 17th), holds (23, T-11th), opponents' batting average (.187, fifth),
WHIP (1.07, 14th), innings pitched (71.0, T-15th) and ground ball percentage (80.0, third). Limited right-handed hitters to a .142 batting average (21-for-148}. Allowed 13 of 31 inherited runners to score. Was at his best at home, going 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA (7 ER/37.1
IP) in 37 appearances at Dodger Stadium...limited opponents
to a .165 batting average at home. Pitched in the ninth inning on 15 occasions and allowed just one
earned run (three total runs) in 14.0 innings (0.64 ERA). Held first batters to a .190 batting average (12-for-63) with
12 strikeouts and just five walks. Did not allow an earned run (one unearned run) in 20.0
innings over 17 appearances from Aug. 17-Sept. 21...posted a
1.20 ERA (2 ER/15.0 IP) in 12 August appearances. Posted a 1.53 ERA in 29 first-half appearances, the thirdbest mark among NL relievers. Picked up his only save of the season with 1.2 scoreless
innings on Aug. 29 at Colorado....was only his third career
save (last: Sept. 29, 2010 at Colorado). Reinstated to the Dodger roster on May 5 after serving his
season-opening 25-game suspension. Following the season, made five appearances for the Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Will be suspended for the first 25 games of the season in 2012 for a violation of
Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention Program ... Pitched in the Venezuelan Winter League this past offseason and went 1-2 with a
5.16 ERA and five saves in 23 games ... Did not pitch professionally during the 2011 campaign...spent the entire season on
the Dodgers' restricted list.
Completed his second big league season, going 3-1 with a 5.04 ERA in 59 games ... also picked up two saves
in four opportunities ... Allowed just seven of 31 inherited runners to score (22.6%), which was the 12th-best mark in the National
League (min. 50.0 IP and 30 IR) ... Fared better at home, posting a 2.37 ERA (8 ER/30.1 IP) and limiting opposing hitters to a .179 batting average
(19-for-106) in 26 games, while allowing 23 runs in 25.0 innings (8.28 ERA) and a .324 opponents' batting
average (33-for-102) in 33 road games ... Went 10 with two saves and a 2.41 ERA (5 ER/18.2 IP) in 22 games against NL West opponents ... limited
hitters to a .200 batting average (13-for-65) in divisional games ... Limited first batters faced to a .170 average (9-for-53) with 13 strikeouts and just four walks ... Got off to a late start after being placed on the restricted list from March 26 to April 20 after a visa issue delayed
his arrival to Spring Training...reported to Camelback Ranch - Glendale on March 28, five weeks after the Feb.
20 report date for pitchers and catchers ... Was reinstated from the restricted list on April 21 and made his 2010 debut by firing a perfect seventh inning
at Cincinnati ... initially struggled, allowing 12 runs over 15.0 innings (7.20 ERA) in his first 16 appearances of
the season ... Returned to form over 19 appearances from May 28 to July 5, posting a 1.31 ERA (3 ER/20.2 IP) and limiting
opponents to a .219 batting average (16-for-73) ... missed the next 29 games after being placed on the restricted
list from July 7 to Aug. 9 due to personal issues ... Struggled after his second reinstatement from the restricted list, posting a 7.32 ERA (16 ER/19.2 IP) over his
last 24 games ... Earned his first Major League save on June 29 at San Francisco by retiring the only batter he faced, Buster
Posey, to close out the Dodgers' 4-2 victory ... Allowed one hit over 3.0 scoreless innings in the longest appearance of his career on July 5 against Florida ... Struck out Ryan Braun with the bases loaded on Aug. 26 at Milwaukee to pick up his second victory of the year
with only 0.1 innings pitched in the Dodgers' 7-1 win ... Following the season, pitched for the Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League ... won the league's
"Closer of the Year" Award, posting a 1.00 ERA (2 ER/18.0 IP) in 17 games and going a perfect 14-for-14 in
Made his first Opening Day roster in 2009 and became a key cog in the
Dodgers' bullpen, appearing in 69 games, which ranked third on the club...
the 69 games were the fourth-most by a Dodger rookie in franchise history...Finished the year with a record of 4-3 and a 2.03 ERA, which ranked fifth
among all NL relievers and second among all big league rookies (Andrew
Bailey, 1.84)...Signed by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on Jan. 13 and then
made just four Spring Training appearances, striking out four in 6.0 innings
of work...was assigned to minor league camp on March 6, but ended up
rejoining the big league club on March 30...was delayed coming to Arizona
due to visa issues...Made his Major League debut on April 7 at San Diego, tossing a scoreless
inning...Walked 29 batters and struck out 64...allowed just 52 hits in 70.2 IP
(.201)...Posted a 1.59 ERA at home and a 2.45 mark on the road...was 4-0 at
Dodger Stadium...Right-handers managed just a .157 average (25-for-159)...that mark
ranked fifth among all NL relievers...Pitched without a day's rest 19 times and posted a 0.96 ERA in those
games...Was impressive against NL West opponents, posting a 2.48 ERA and limiting
those clubs to a .209 average against him...Batters were 1-for-18 against him when the count ran full...hitters were a
paltry 18-for-128 (.141) when he got two strikes on them...Held first batters to a .143 mark and the opposition hit just .174 with
runners in scoring position...Was dominant over 29 games in the months of May and June...posted
a 1.20 ERA (4 ER/30.0 IP) and limited batters to a .179 average over
that time...Fired a scoreless inning on April 30 vs. San Diego and earned his first
Major League win...Placed on the disabled list on July 8 with a strained right elbow and ended up missing 28 games...at the time of his injury, led the
staff with 43 appearances...Reinstated from the DL on Aug. 8 and went 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA (3 ER/22.1 IP) in 26 games the rest of the way
Went 4-4 with a team-leading nine saves and a 4.74 ERA (30 ER/57.0 IP) in 38 games for Double-A Altoona...struck out 36 batters
and walked 25...Finished 21 games and was 9-for-14 in save opportunities as the team's primary closer...batters hit .286 against him...Was placed on the disabled list in April with a tooth infection and then again in May with a hand injury...Went 2-0 with a 3.80 ERA in 20 games during the Venezuelan Winter League for Leones de Caracas
Spent first season in the Pittsburgh farm system after signing as a minor league free agent in November 2006...Returned to the mound after missing previous two seasons because of injury and suspension in the Florida Marlins organization...Combined to go 1-3 with four saves and a 3.97 ERA in 37 games between Lynchburg (A) and Altoona (AA)...Was used exclusively in relief for the first time and established minor league career highs in appearances...Joined Lynchburg on 4/30 after spending first three weeks of April in extended spring training...Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings and earned first save on 5/23 at Frederick. ...Also tossed 3.0 scoreless frames while picking up second save on 5/30 vs. Frederick...Posted a 1.00 ERA (18.0ip/2er) in nine appearances during the month of May...Suffered first of three losses on 6/5 at Myrtle Beach...Recorded final save with Lynchburg on 6/30 vs. Potomac...Tossed a scoreless inning in last game with Hillcats on 7/7 at Potomac...Was promoted to Double-A on 7/12 and finished the season with the Curve...Picked up lone victory while pitching with Altoona on 7/19 at Harrisburg...Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings on 8/10 at New Hampshire...Participated in the Venezuelan Winter League and went 0-0 with a 7.27 ERA (8.2ip/7er) in 10 relief appearances with La Guaira.
Missed his second consecutive season...Was placed on Florida's suspended list in March...Was transferred to the restricted list in August...Returned to the mound for the first time in over two years with Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League; allowed six earned runs in 1.0 inning of work while making two appearances.
Was a member of the Marlins 40-man roster for the second consecutive year, but missed entire season due to Tommy John surgery on right elbow; surgery performed by Dr. Andrews on 6/14...Was outrighted and removed from 40-man roster on 10/14.
Spent first season as a member of the Marlins 40-man roster...Combined to go 4-6 with one save and a 4.84 ERA in 23 games (15 starts) with Carolina (AA), Jupiter (A) and the GCL Marlins...Was placed on disabled list at Carolina on 6/29 with a back strain...Made two rehab appearances with GCL Marlins on 8/10 and 8/13...Joined Jupiter at the conclusion of his rehab stint...Suffered loss in first game on 8/18...Earned lone save on 8/20 vs. Palm Beach and recorded victory on 8/26 vs. Vero Beach...Did not allow a hit or a run in his last five games with the Hammerheads (7.2ip).
Combined to go 6-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 16 games (12 starts) between Greensboro (A) and Jupiter...Began season with Greensboro, where he held South Atlantic League batters to a .229 average...Limited left-handed hitters to a .189 average...Struck out a season-high nine batters twice (4/26 at Capital City and 5/12 vs. Asheville)...Suffered lone loss with Greensboro in second outing on 4/11 at Lakewood...Won his final four decisions...Pitched 7.0-inning complete game on 5/6 at Delmarva (game 1)...Was promoted to Jupiter on 6/26 and tossed 7.0 innings of three-hit shutout ball in victory over Sarasota that night...Missed a month of action (7/28 thru 8/27) with a shoulder injury before returning to make two relief appearances to finish the season...Did not pitch during the Florida State League playoffs...Was added to Florida's 40-man roster on 11/21...Pitched for Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League and went 2-0 with a 3.52 ERA in seven games.
Spent entire season with Kane County (A) in his first year at the full-season level...Established minor league career highs in appearances, starts and innings pitched...Allowed only four home runs in 140.1 innings of work...Made first appearance in relief on 5/4 at Dayton...Pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and picked up first victory on 6/11 at West Michigan...Struck out a season-high nine batters in 8.0 innings of work on 6/30 vs. Cedar Rapids...Recorded a 2.27 ERA (31.2ip/8er) in five starts during the month of June. ...Tossed complete game in losing effort on 7/28 at Clinton...Won three of his last four decisions...Pitched season-high 9.0 innings and gave up one run, but received a no-decision on 8/28 vs. Quad Cities.
Spent his first season pitching with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Marlins...Led league in innings pitched and hits allowed...Also ranked second in batting average allowed as a starter (.194)...Went 3-4 with a 1.48 ERA (61.0ip/10er) in 10 starts and 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA (12.0ip/9er) in three relief appearances...Went 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA (21.0ip/3er) in his first four outings. ...Tossed 7.0-inning complete game (0 runs) on 7/23 against GCL Dodgers (game 2)...Pitched season-high 9.0 innings in a no-decision on 7/28 vs. GCL Dodgers...Lost his final four decisions...Whiffed a season-high nine batters on 8/8 vs. GCL Braves.
Made professional debut with the Marlins' Venezuelan League entry...Established minor league career high in saves.