Beachy was outrighted to the Dodgers' Triple-A roster but will still appear at major league spring training. The Dodgers wanted to open up a spot on the 40-man roster, and Beachy proved to be the odd man out. He'll stay on as a non-roster invitee to spring training, but it is curious that the right-hander was the choice considering he's guaranteed to be paid $1.5 million this year. It would've been tough to crack the rotation as it was, but now it will be even tougher for Beachy to do so now that he's off the 40-man roster.
Beachy signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Dodgers on Wednesday, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. The deal includes $2.75 million in incentives, including a roster bonus, incentives for games started and games pitched, which makes sense in Beachy's case. He has pitched just 38 big league innings since the start of 2013, with eight of those coming in two starts for the Dodgers last year, where he sported an unsavory 7.88 ERA. Considering how deep the Dodgers rotation is after a flurry of offseason moves, Beachy will have a hard time cracking the Opening Day roster as a starter, and might not even be first or second in line, should the Dodgers need a spot starter.
Dodgers pitcher Brandon Beachy will report to Triple-A after clearing waivers Monday, reports MLB.com. Beachy was designated for assignment last week after posting a 7.88 ERA over eight innings of work.
Dodgers right-hander Brandon Beachy was designated for assignment on Thursday. The Dodgers made a handful of roster moves following the mega three-team deal that transpired earlier in the day. Beachy made two starts with the Dodgers after returning from Tommy John surgery. He went 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA before being optioned to Triple-A on July 21.
To make room for the return of outfielder Carl Crawford, the Dodgers optioned right-handed starter Brandon Beachy to Triple-A Oklahoma City while designating reliever Preston Guilmet for assignment. Beachy was 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA in two starts this season, while Guilmet had been claimed off waivers by the Dodgers on July 10, his third team this season.