Rays Acquire Jeff Beliveau

The Rays acquired lefty Jeff Beliveau from the Rangers for cash considerations, according to a team press release.  Jeff Niemann was placed on the 60-day DL to create a 40-man roster spot for Beliveau, noted Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  

Beliveau had been designated for assignment by the Rangers on April 8th, upon their acquisition of catcher Robinson Chirinos from Tampa Bay.  Beliveau is not the player to be named later that the Rangers owe the Rays for Chirinos, tweets Topkin.  

Beliveau, 26, posted a 3.89 ERA, 10.6 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, and 0.82 HR/9 in 44 relief innings for the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate last year, making his big league debut in July.

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