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Belisario remains absent from camp with visa issue

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox remain on Ronald Belisario watch, as the right-handed reliever continues to have visa issues preventing him from leaving Venezuela. The extended absence of the free-agent pitcher, who agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the White Sox, is getting closer to being an issue, per manager Robin Ventura.

"These guys have all been out here doing stuff and it's getting close to it," Ventura said. "I don't know if I can speed up the visa issue, so you have to wait and see. We've got people working on it.

"Hopefully he's ready. and the way you use him and has enough strength that you wouldn't notice it. But every day he's not here, it's a day further."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk& This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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