Flame-throwing Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario—who missed all of 2011 and part of the 2010 season—faces a 25-game suspension at the start of this season because of a positive cocaine test, he told reporters today. Belisario said he couldn't leave Venezuela last year because he had tested positive for cocaine at some point, though he doesn't know who administered the test or when. He spent time in the MLB substance abuse treatment program in 2010, but Belisario says it wasn't for cocaine.

He says he only used the drug once. Only once? How did he stay so much skinnier than Jonathan Broxton?


Ronald Belisario says positive cocaine test was reason for absence [LA Times]