Gone for more than a month because of what the Dodgers and his agent described as personal reasons, reliever Ronald Belisario is set to return for the start of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Belisario was part of the Dodgers' traveling party that departed Los Angeles on Monday, according to a team source who did not have permission to speak publicly. A roster spot for the hard-throwing reliever was opened when the Dodgers optioned Ramon Troncoso to triple-A Albuquerque.
Belisario last appeared in a Dodgers game July 5 against the Florida Marlins, when he threw three scoreless innings in relief.
The Times reported last month that Belisario, 27, vanished from the team to receive treatment in a substance-abuse program, something the Dodgers and Belisario's agent have declined to confirm or deny. Belisario has been on the restricted list.