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.



  1. Don says:

    Rays mangement/ownership decisions just keep getting more and more fascinating....far out.. you little punk!

  2. sdlocal says:

    I know Andrew and the Rays made the right choice, if you ever get to meet this kid you will understand why he is still playing for the Rays. Mistakes were made but he is a great kid with a huge heart. Please do not be so quick to judge, I am sure we all have done stupid stuff and were fortunate that it didnt end badly. I hope people learn from this and stop judging until if and when you actually meet him yourself!


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