The St. Louis Cardinals have added another veteran arm to their bullpen, announcing Matt Belisle has agreed to a one-year contract with the team. The 34-year old right-hander has made 70 or more appearances in four of the last five seasons and ranks 2nd in the Majors in games pitched (367) since 2010.
Last season with Colorado, Belisle was 4-7 with a 4.87 ERA and appeared in 66 games with opponents hitting .316 against him with runners in scoring position and .361 in late and close situations.
According to MLB/Fox’s Ken Rosenthal, the deal is worth $3.5 million with appearance bonuses to max out at $4 million.
An 11-year veteran, Belisle actually made his big league debut against St. Louis back in 2003–pitching 2.0 innings for Cincinnati and allowing an earned run on two hits and a walk.
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