Rays Acquire Jeff Beliveau | The Process Report

Rays Acquire Jeff Beliveau

For the third time in two weeks the Rays and Rangers have agreed to a trade. This time the Rays are receiving left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau for cash considerations, according to a team release. Fittingly, Beliveau was designated for assignment by the Rangers to make room for Robinson Chirinos.

Beliveau, originally drafted by the Cubs as an 18th-rounder out of Florida Atlantic University, will assume a spot on the Rays’ 40-man roster. Don’t let the minor-league numbers fool you: He doesn’t throw hard. Instead Beliveau sat in the upper-80s to low-90s during his 22-game stint last season with the Cubs. In addition to the fastball Beliveau throws a changeup and a breaking ball. His delivery features a closed landing, which creates a tough angle against left-handed hitters. Beliveau could fit in a bullpen as a second lefty.

The Rays moved Jeff Niemann to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.



2 Comments

  1. deadeyerr wrote:

    But can he hit?

    • R.J. Anderson wrote:

      I edited out the contact info in your comment. Looks like your entire email signature was included for some reason.

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