Andrew Bellatti, the Rays pitching prospect who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, has been sentenced to eight months in jail. Sign On San Diego is reporting Bellatti could be released in three months.
Also, the Rays informed us that Bellatti would not face any discipline from the Rays following the conviction.
In other words, Bellatti won’t miss any of the 2011 season.
Well, that’ll teach him!
Bellatti showed flashes of brilliance as a starting pitcher this past season for Princeton, the Rays rookie-level club. He finished the season 2-5 with a 4.04 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 64 innings.