GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Sounds as if Ronald Belisario is Phoenix-bound.
The White Sox haven’t confirmed when the right-hander, whose arrival has been delayed for three weeks because of visa issues, is scheduled to arrive in camp.
But several members of the front office and manager Robin Ventura all expressed hope Friday that Belisario’s joining the team is imminent.
Belisario, who signed a one-year deal for $3 million this offseason, was supposed to report to camp on Feb. 15.
“We might get a good sighting,” Ventura said after Friday’s 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. “I just heard the good news that he’s in the area, even in the United States. So that’s good news. Looking forward to meeting him.”
The White Sox said Belisario, who hails from Venezuela, has informed them he has been working out while waiting to leave. Belisario, 31, went 5-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 77 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season and is expected to take over a late-innings role for the White Sox.