Beliveau among Tribe's non-roster signings

Club also inks Campos and Maggi, invites all three to Spring Training

November 22nd, 2017

CLEVELAND -- The Indians made a trio of transactions Wednesday, adding roster depth and bringing a few additional players to Major League Spring Training.

Cleveland signed left-hander Jeff Beliveau, right-hander and infielder Drew Maggi to Minor League contracts that include invitations to attend Sping Training with the big league club. The three signings mark the Tribe's first non-roster invites this offseason and bring the preseason volume up to 43 players.

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Beliveau returned to the Majors in 2017 after a comeback from left shoulder surgery, appearing in 19 games for the Blue Jays with a 7.47 ERA. In 29 games for Triple-A Buffalo, the 30-year-old posted a 3.04 ERA with 60 strikeouts against 26 walks in 29 games (50 1/3 innings). Between the Majors and Triple-A, Beliveau held left-handed batters to a .200 average and .579 OPS.

Beliveau turned in a 3.40 ERA with 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 53 appearances across the 2012-14 seasons with the Cubs and Rays.

Campos, 30, spent the bulk of last year with Buffalo, logging a 1.65 ERA with 39 strikeouts against 14 walks in 32 2/3 innings. In 15 outings for Toronto in '17, the righty had a 2.63 ERA in 13 2/3 innings, lowering his career ERA to 4.74 in parts of the past four years with the Padres and Blue Jays.

The 28-year-old Maggi has hit .258 with a .683 OPS over the past eight Minor League seasons during stops with the Pirates, Angels and Dodgers. Last year, he hit .271/.367/.392 with 21 extra-base hits in 84 games, while appearing at second (28 games), shortstop (18) and third base (36). Throughout his professional career, Maggi has appeared at every position except catcher and center field.