The Texas Rangers temporarily filled their 40-man roster Friday by picking up left-hander Jeff Beliveau on a waiver claim from the Chicago Cubs.
Beliveau pitched in 22 games for the Cubs this year, going 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA. He was designated for assignment Dec. 12 to make room when the Cubs signed Ian Stewart.
Beliveau was the organization's minor league pitcher of the year in 2011.
With the acquisition of Beliveau, the Rangers have a full 40-man roster. The club will have to make a move when they officially sign catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Rangers Thursday.