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Beliveau, Elmore outrighted by Rays, hit free agency

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays outrighted left-hander Jeff Beliveau and infielder Jake Elmore on Friday, allowing each to become free agents.

The move allowed the Rays to fill out their 40-man roster by reinstating right-handers Grayson Garvin, Alex Cobb and Burch Smith from the 60-day disabled list. The trio of pitchers missed the entire 2015 season due to injury.

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The Rays' 40-man roster is now full. Other changes can be expected in advance of the Nov. 20 deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, which is held during the Winter Meetings.

The Rays did not extend qualifying offers to any of their three free agents, John Jaso, Grady Sizemore and Asdrubal Cabrera.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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