Beaty is competing with Edwin Rios for the final spot on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
While manager Dave Roberts has indicated that Beaty has the "inside track" for a roster spot due to his ability to play third base (per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com), both he and Rios remain in the running to break camp with the big-league squad. The competition may have narrowed due to Beaty's rough spring -- he hit only .190, though he did draw five walks -- and Rios' solid .296 batting average and six RBI in Cactus League play.
Beaty is a strong candidate for a major-league bench role due to his ability to play third base, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Manager Dave Roberts indicated a preference for Beaty to begin the season on the big-league roster due to the club's need for a left-handed backup third baseman. The interest makes sense given the team's penchant for playing matchups and giving occasional rest to veterans. Beaty spent the majority of his time with the Dodgers last season playing either left field or first base, but he did log eight games at the hot corner.
Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Beaty will be on the roster for the NLDS, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Beaty filled in well for the Dodgers this season with a .265/.317/.458 slash line in 268 plate appearances, and he's rewarded with a roster spot for the NLDS. The 26-year-old will look to turn things around after finishing the regular season on a sour note, as he is 1-for-23 in his last 13 games.
Beaty is a serious candidate to make the postseason roster, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Beaty did not begin the season identified as one of the organization's top prospects but has made an impact with his steady bat and versatility in the field. He has compiled a .279/.328/.485 slash line with nine homers and 46 RBI in 250 plate appearances this season while seeing time at first base, third base and in left field. Although manager Dave Roberts has not committed to Beaty's inclusion on the postseason roster, he did acknowledge that the absence of Alex Verdugo (oblique) has opened the door for such a scenario to take place.
Beaty is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Orioles.
He heads to the bench with southpaw John Means on the hill for Baltimore. David Freese starts at first base while hitting second.
Beaty is not starting Tuesday against the Orioles, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Beaty sits for the second time in three games after starting each of the previous four. David Freese starts at first base with lefty Ty Blach on the mound for the Orioles.
Beaty went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in Sunday's victory over San Francisco.
Beaty notched the Dodgers' first hit in the game, a two-run shot in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie. The rookie has filled a valuable role as a platoon player and pinch hitter this season, slugging .286/.335/.500 with nine homers, 18 doubles and 45 RBI in 236 plate appearances.
Beaty is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.
He has been starting against righties, but Beaty will sit against right-hander Tyler Beede as Cody Bellinger moves to first base and Enrique Hernandez mans center. Beaty got off to a great start and still has an .817 OPS, but he is batting .179 in his last nine games.
Beaty went 2-for-4 with a home run, a stolen base and three RBI in a victory over Colorado on Monday.
Beaty drove in his first run by taking a pitch to the arm with the bases loaded in the first inning, plated another with an infield single in the second, and crushed a solo home run to right field in the sixth. The 26-year-old entered the season as a fringe top-30 prospect in the organization but has done well in his time with the big club, slashing .293/.344/.502 with eight homers, 42 RBI and four steals in 78 games.
Beaty is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Diamondbacks, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Beaty remains on the bench for the second consecutive contest with lefty Alex Young taking the mound for Arizona. David Freese (hamstring) will start at first base in his return from the injured list.
Beaty is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Beaty had two hits in five trips to the plate Friday, raising his line for the month of August to .317/.411/.524. He seems to have secured the primary job at first base and has hit as high as second in the order in recent days, but he will still sit against most lefties. Jedd Gyorko gets the nod Saturday against Robbie Ray.
Beaty is not starting Wednesday against the Padres.
Beaty has started two of the past three games, going 3-for-7 with a stolen base and a pair of runs scored. Cody Bellinger is covering first base in his stead Wednesday, with Chris Taylor starting in the outfield.
Beaty went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs, an RBI and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 9-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday.
Beaty broke out of an 0-for-7 skid at the dish with this three-hit effort to help the Dodgers cruise to the blowout victory, even chipping in his third stolen base of the season for good measure. The 26-year-old continues to hold his own at the big-league level this season, as this performance boosts his slash line up to .299/.345/.513 to go along with seven home runs and 38 RBI across 187 at-bats.
Beaty is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Jedd Gyorko will start at first base and hit fifth against lefty Max Fried. Beaty is hitting .325 with two home runs, four strikeouts and five walks in 40 August at-bats.
Beaty went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Atlanta.
The 26-year-old rookie continues to produce when called upon. Beaty is now slashing .293/.332/.517 with seven homers and 37 RBI through his first 64 MLB games while handling primarily a platoon role against right-handed pitchers.
Beaty is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
With a southpaw (Caleb Smith) on the mound for Miami, the lefty-hitting Beaty will retreat to the bench as the Dodgers make room for another righty hitter (Kyle Garlick) in the lineup. Beaty still looks to be locked into the large side of a platoon role in left field with all of Alex Verdugo (oblique), Enrique Hernandez (hand) and Chris Taylor (forearm) stuck on the 10-day injured list.
Beaty went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a triple and four RBI in Tuesday's rout of the Marlins.
Beaty did all his damage late in the game, blasting a solo homer in the eighth inning and clearing the bases with a triple to center field in the ninth. The 26-year-old is enjoying a productive August, slashing .357/.419/.643 with five extra-base hits and 10 RBI in 10 games.
Beaty went 1-for-1 with a go-ahead three-run homer in a 10-6 win over the Marlins on Saturday.
Beaty entered the game as a defensive replacement in left field in the eighth inning. He then delivered the biggest hit of the night in the bottom half of the frame with the three-run homer to reclaim the lead for the Dodgers. Beaty has frequently entered off the bench, hitting .313/.336/.530 with five homers, 24 RBI and 19 runs scored in 115 at-bats this season. Despite going 12-for-28 with three homers, 11 RBI and nine runs scored over his last 10 games, he's likely to remain in a pinch-hitting role more often than not.
Beaty went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, double and three runs scored Thursday against the Phillies.
Beaty was called up Thursday and took advantage of another chance with the big-league club by smacking his fourth homer of the season. He's likely to serve as depth in the outfield and at first base, though he could find it difficult to earn regular at-bats without an injury to one of the Dodgers' regulars. He has hit well through 118 plate appearances this season, slashing .307/.331/.500.
Beaty was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Beaty has been promoted to take the place of Chris Taylor, who was diagnosed with a broken left forearm Monday. Beaty has pieced together a .278/.297/.407 slash line with two homers and 17 RBI in 37 games this season for the Dodgers.
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