From the Wire … Cubs Designate Jeff Beliveau for Assignment

According to the transactions page on Cubs.com, the Cubs designated Jeff Beliveau for assignment on Thursday. Beliveau was inconsistent a year ago while splitting time with the Cubs and Triple-A Iowa and struggled with throwing strikes.

By designating Beliveau for assignment, the Cubs opened a spot on the 40-man roster which officially stands at 39 players.

Jeff Beliveau made his big league debut on July 22 and in 22 games he posted a 1-0 record with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.87 WHIP … 12 walks and 17 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings.

Jeff Beliveau’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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  • Vivid_Reality

    Gotta say this is the first move be Theo and Co that I just downright disagree with on every level. This makes no sense, Beliveau had a lot of upside as a bullpen lefty. I would have DFAed Clevenger, Bowden, Conception, Rondon, Rosario, Rusin, Raley, Valbuena, Campana, and Sappelt before Beliveau. Honestly, what is the upside of Rondon, Rosario, or Bowden vs Beliveau, I don’t see it.

    • Aaron

      Easy answer….it’s all about throwing strikes and he hasn’t, though I agree they should’ve dropped someone else like Concepcion, Raley, or Rusin. This leads me to believe Antigua gets a NRI to ST

    • cubs1967

      allow me to be excited for just a few moments; but if the Cubs really signed Anibal Sanchez………that would be stunning! and about time Ricketts put on his man pants and did what a major market team does………
      so the next question is why trade Garza ??
      when you could have Sanchez-Smardz-Garza all around 28-29 locked up..
      …perhaps Theo and his Jedi have been reading my posts or Aaron’s or Rip’s or Pauls………..hmmmmmmmmmm…

      • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

        I am assuming your smartphone is auto-correcting Jed’s name.

        • calicub

          ha!

      • Tony_Hall

        Maybe they have been talking to players all off season, they are just able to keep things quiet longer than other teams.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Multiple reports are the Cubs have signed Anibal Sanchez

    • Aaron

      holy crap. . Wow…so who goes then? Like I said before….i smell a trade brewing…a big one

  • coachdon

    Obviously, Beliveau had three major things going against him: he had never pitched for the Red Sox or Padres(or Brewers), and he was a Cub before Epstein was, and he hasn’t had TJ surgery. Therefore he is not qualified to be a Cub pitcher.