LHP Beliveau acquired from Rangers
UPDATE, 6:09: Maddon said he didn't know much about Beliveau except that he is a hard thrower. He did say Beliveau is not expected to join the big-league team any time in the near future.
DEVELOPING: The Rays have made their third trade with the Rangers in the last week, acquiring LHP Jeff Beliveau for cash considerations.
Beliveau, 26, pitched in the majors last season for the Cubs. The Rays created space for him on the 40-man roster by moving RHP Jeff Nieamnn to the 60-day DL, and then optioned Beliveau to Triple-A Durham.
Beliveau (bell-eh-VOH) is not the player to be named the Rays were owed in last week's trade of C Robinson Chirinos. That deal still has to be consummated. The Rays also acquired C Juan Apodaca from the Rangers.
Beliveau started the season with Triple-A Round Rock but made only one appearance before being designated for assignment to make room for Chirinos. He came up with the Cubs before being claimed on waivers by the Rangers in December.
In Chicago, he was 1-0, 4.58 ERA over 22 appearances from July 22 through the end of the season. In six minor league seasons, he was 21-14, 2.84 ERA. He was an 18th round pick in 2008 from Rhode Island's Bishop Hendrickson High, the same school which produced Rocco Baldelli.