Rangers trade Beliveau; no Borbon deal yet


The Rangers made a trade Tuesday. It's just not the one involving outfielder Julio Borbon.

Left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau was sent to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday for cash considerations. Beliveau, who had been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, was designated for assignment on April 8 to make room for Triple-A catcher Robinson Chirinos in a separate deal with the Rays.

As for Borbon, the Rangers continue to try to deal the 27-year-old outfielder, who was designated for assignment last Tuesday. They have 10 days to trade him or put him on waivers, so the clock is ticking. Borbon would have to clear waivers before the Rangers can send him to Round Rock, but that is not expected to happen.