Saturday, June 27, 2009
Updated: June 28, 9:24 AM ET
Police: Dodgers' Belisario arrested
LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Ronald Belisario has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
California Highway Patrol officer Francisco Villalobos says Belisario was pulled over just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Pasadena after CHP officers observed him talking on his cell phone. Villalobos says officers then suspected Belisario had been drinking and placed him under arrest.
He was taken to the Pasadena Police Department and later released on unspecified bail. He reported to Dodger Stadium as usual Saturday afternoon for the team's game against Seattle.
"Whenever a member of your organization is said to be in violation of the law, it is disappointing," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "We will provide any help we can."
Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch says the team is still trying to confirm the facts and has no immediate comment.