LHP Jeff Beliveau joins Longoria, Zobrist for MLB All-Star Series

Reliever Jeff Beliveau (38) will be joining Rays teammates Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist in Japan.

Kim Klement

Left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau will join Tampa Bay Rays teammates Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist in Japan, as announced Wednesday.

Beliveau was added to the Major League Baseball All-Star Series to be held next month in Japan. Last Friday, Longoria and Zobrist were named to the roster, which includes All-Stars and other accomplished major leaguers.

The five-game series will include a contest each in Osaka (Nov. 12) and Sapporo (Nov. 18), plus three in Tokyo (Nov. 14-16). The players will also participate in exhibition games at Koshien (Nov. 11) and at Okinawa (Nov. 20).

Beliveau, 27, recorded one save and 28 strikeouts with a 2.63 ERA in 30 appearances (24 innings) this season. He has 53 career big-league outings between the Chicago Cubs and Rays since 2012.

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