The Rays optioned RHP Jeremy Hellickson to Single-A Charlotte, recalling Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.
Hellickson is expected to stay in Port Charlotte for the duration of the Stone Crabs season which ends Sunday, though he isn’t expected take the mound with the exception of a regularly scheduled bullpen session — Hellickson’s brief sabbatical is meant to clear the proverbial cobwebs from his head.
Being optioned gives the Rays some flexibility, in that he can return in 10-days as opposed to 15 had he been placed on the DL.
Beliveau’s posted a 2-3 record with a 2.82 ERA, 78.3% LOB, and a 15.31 K/9 in 44-2/3 innings pitched with Durham.
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