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Cubs lose Jeff Beliveau to Rangers

Updated: December 21, 2012 2:43PM

The Cubs announced on Friday that left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers and right-handed pitcher Sandy Rosario was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants. Left-handed pitcher Gerardo Concepcion cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Single-A Kane County.

In addition, the team officially finalized their one-year deal for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, believed to be for $2.25 million.

The Cubs’ 40-man roster now stands at 39 with the additions of Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva still to come pending physicals.

Schierholtz, 28, is a career .270 hitter (344-for-1,275) with 75 doubles, 15 triples, 24 home runs and 123 RBI in 540 major league games covering all or part of the last six seasons with the San Francisco Giants (2007-12) and Philadelphia Phillies (2012). The left-handed batter and right-handed thrower has spent the majority of his big league career playing right field (420 games, 261 starts), where he owns a .989 fielding percentage (seven errors in 616 total chances). Schierholtz has also seen limited time in center field and left field.

The 6-foot-2, 217-pound Schierholtz had spent his entire professional career within the Giants organization before being dealt to the Phillies as part of a four-player trade on July 31, 2012. He combined to hit .257 (62-for-241) with eight doubles, five triples and six home runs in 114 games between the clubs last season.

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