The Dodgers added Beaty to their 28-man roster Wednesday in advance of their wild-card series with the Brewers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Beaty, catcher Keibert Ruiz and outfielder Terrance Gore will join the Dodgers for the three-game series, taking roster spots that had previously been occupied by relievers Alex Wood and Dylan Floro and second baseman Gavin Lux. During the regular season, Beaty saw action in 21 games and slashed .220/.278/.360 over 54 plate appearances.
Beaty was optioned to the alternate training site Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 27-year-old earned a spot on the Opening Day roster and has a .638 OPS with two homers in 54 plate appearances. Beaty will head to the alternate site to stay fresh in hopes of rejoining the Dodgers for the final stretch of the season.
Beaty went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Angels.
In the fourth inning, Beaty reached on an infield single and scored on Corey Seager's three-run blast. Beaty then knocked a homer of his own in the sixth. The three-hit effort raised Beaty's batting average to .208 in 24 at-bats. He's added two homers, two RBI and four runs scored this season, mostly in a bench role.
Beaty is the Dodgers' emergency catcher while Will Smith remains out with a sore neck, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Smith is unavailable to catch but is not on the injured list, though that could change if he doesn't show improvement soon, according to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register. As such, Beaty's role as emergency catcher is magnified for as long as Smith remains out and the Dodgers hold off on bringing over another backstop from their alternate training site. While the designation adds value to Beaty's role on the team, it could also hinder his playing time if Los Angeles decides to keep him available in case of an emergency situation. Beaty last started a game Monday and has notched only one at-bat since Smith got hurt Wednesday.
Beaty went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Beaty batted ninth and covered first base in his second start of the year. His fourth-inning homer against Diamondbacks starter Luke Weaver would count as the winning run in the contest. It's Beaty's first hit in seven plate appearances in 2020. The 27-year-old typically serves as depth at the corner infield positions and rarely sees much playing time.
Beaty was added to the Dodgers' Opening Day roster Thursday.
Beaty was battling with Edwin Rios for a roster spot throughout spring training, but the expansion of rosters to 30 players allowed both infielders to make the team. Beaty figures to primarily fill a backup role at the corner infield spots.
Beaty's chances of making the Opening Day roster are likely to improve if the 2020 campaign is played, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
Beaty was already a strong contender for a roster spot prior to the suspension of play, but his chance of breaking camp with the big club would increase further with an abbreviated season and the probability of expanded rosters. Such a scenario could allow both Beaty and Edwin Rios -- whom Beaty was rumored to be battling for the final roster spot -- to make the squad in reserve roles.
Beaty has been working on his hand-eye coordination by swinging at pinto beans with teammate Edwin Rios, he stated in an interview with David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports.
Beaty and Rios have remained in Arizona during the suspension of play, rooming together in an apartment that provides little space for traditional baseball workouts. As such, they have taken to unique methods for staying sharp as they await word on when the MLB season may resume. Beaty also noted that he and Rios have been taking part in strength and cardio workouts using equipment set up in their garage. Interestingly, the pair are in competition with each other for one of the final spots on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
Beaty spent much of the offseason working on his quickness, Rowan Kavner of Dodger Insider reports.
His desire to be quicker is likely related to the team's desire for a left-handed backup at third base. Beaty's ability to fill that role has given him the "inside track" for a roster spot according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, but a lackluster spring at the plate prevented him from cementing a place on the big-league club prior to the suspension of spring training. Edwin Rios appears to be Beaty's primary competition for one of the final spots on the Opening Day roster.
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.
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