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Beliveau called up for a day; Torres sent to Minors


BALTIMORE -- To help cover their bullpen for Sunday's game against the Orioles, the Rays recalled left-hander Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham to serve a one-day stint in the Major Leagues, and they optioned left-hander Alex Torres back to Durham.

Once Sunday's game is over, the plan is for Beliveau to be optioned back to the Minors.

Beliveau got the news Saturday night following a rainout in Durham. After scooting out of the clubhouse, he got a call from Durham manager Charlie Montoyo.

"He said, 'Hey, you've got to get back in here,'" Beliveau said. "I'm like, 'This could be really good or it could be really bad.' Ended up being good. I'm just excited to be here. Excited to throw."

Beliveau, 26, caught an early flight to Baltimore on Sunday morning. The Rays acquired him from the Rangers for cash considerations on April 16. He appeared in 22 games for the Cubs in 2012, when he went 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA. At Durham, he was 0-1 with one save and a 4.35 ERA in 10 games.

"This game's crazy," Beliveau said. "You never know what's going to happen. Just stay ready to play and go out there and throw strikes. You just can't plan on anything. I've had people tell me don't get too comfortable. Just always play hard. You're playing for 29 other teams too. ... This is my third organization. Hopefully this one sticks a little longer. I'm just really excited to be here."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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