Beliveau, nearly two-years removed from shoulder surgery, said he's close to being back to full health, the Toronto Sun reports. The 30-year-old has experience a taxing rehab process full of ups and downs. Last year, Beliveau returned to the mound for the first time since surgery and pitched 49.2 innings in the Orioles' minor-league system (recording a 2.54 ERA), and then shut it down for a couple of months after the season ended. The left-hander, who signed with the Jays in December, says he's feeling close to 100 percent and trying to establish a spot in the bullpen.
Beliveau signed a minor-league contract with a spring training invite with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports. Beliveau spent most of 2016 at High-A Frederick in the Orioles' system, putting up a 2.40 ERA in a league whose average player is six years younger than him. He was expected to move up quickly once he showed his shoulder was healthy after missing over a month with an injury, but he ended up waiting until mid-August to reach Double-A Bowie. Despite that slow movement, he possesses an acceptable 4.00 ERA in 45 career MLB innings, so he could be a factor in the Blue jays' bullpen depth.
Beliveau (shoulder) was activated off the DL on Tuesday and assigned to High-A Frederick, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Beliveau hasn't pitched at any level since April of 2015, so there could be some rust at first. He figures to work his way up higher throughout the organizational ranks once he gets some innings under his belt, but he'll start at High-A for the time being.
Beliveau (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning in a minor league game Monday, MASN Sports reports. It was the first game action in nearly a year for Beliveau. He seems destined to start the season at Triple-A while he works his way back from labrum surgery.
Beliveau (shoulder) has been resassigned to minor league camp, Rich Dbroff of CSN Mid Atlantic reports. Beliveau has been progressing well in his rehab from a shoulder injury, and expects to be ready for the start of the minor league season. If all goes well at Triple-A, he could factor in to the Baltimore bullpen at some point this season.