Rays drop Jeff Beliveau, Jake Elmore from roster
The Rays continued the process of renovating their roster, outrighting LHP Jeff Beliveau and INF Jake Elmore off the 40-man roster and allowing them to become free agents.
Beliveau missed most of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery and won't be ready until May or June. Elmore split the season going back and forth between the Rays and Triple-A Durham.
The Rays immediately filled the open spots by reinstating RHP Alex Cobb, LHP Grayson Garvin and RHP Burch Smith from the 60-day DL. All three missed the entire season due to injury.
The Rays 40-man roster is now full, though several other changes will be made as they add prospects in advance of the Nov. 20 deadline to be protected from the Rule 5 draft.