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Matt Belisle
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Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225
Position: RPBorn: 6/6/1980 Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Braves (1998)

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Dec. 2 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST7:00 PM VEN3:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-The St. Cardinals added more bullpen help, agreeing Tuesday to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with free agent Matt Belisle.
Analysis: The 34-year-old right-hander has made 70 or more relief appearances in four of the last five seasons and led the NL with 80 in 2012. Belisle was 4-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 66 games for Colorado last season and has a 48-54 career record with a 4.41 ERA in 524 games. He joins Jordan Walden, a right-hander acquired by St. Louis from Atlanta last month. Belisle could earn $500,000 in performance bonuses: $150,000 each for 50 and 60 games, and $200,000 for 70.
Aug. 15 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 PM CT-Belisle will start Friday night against Cincinnati in place of Franklin Morales, who was scratched with his wife in labor. It will be Belisle's first start since May 25, 2008, when he was with the Reds.
Analysis: Weiss is hoping Belisle can last three innings and then turn things over to the bullpen. Weiss said he's going to "improvise a little bit."

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