5-Year Veteran Utilityman Elects Free Agency

Versatile corner infielder/outfielder, Matt Beaty, has recently become a free agent after electing to explore opportunities on the open market.

Previously designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants, Beaty went unclaimed on waivers and declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento.

Instead, he has chosen to test the free agency waters.

Although Beaty had limited playing time with the Giants, accumulating just five plate appearances, he made an impact in Triple-A Sacramento.

His performance at that level showcased his skills, with a solid .272 batting average, a strong on-base percentage of .406, and a slugging percentage of .447. He also contributed four home runs and 23 runs batted in during his time there.

Notably, Beaty boasts an impressive career line of .286/.388/.415 in 137 Triple-A games, further solidifying his value.

While he faced some struggles in the majors, his recent success in Triple-A is likely to attract interest from teams seeking left-handed hitting depth.

Despite not garnering any claims on waivers, Beaty's track record in the upper minors makes him an intriguing option for organizations looking to bolster their rosters.

The 30-year-old has spent three of his five seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the best season of his career coming in 2021 where he slashed .270/.363/.402, with seven home runs, 40 RBIs, two stolen bases, and 35 runs scored across 120 games.

Beaty was later traded to the San Diego Padres for pitching prospect River Ryan, who's been dominating thus far in 2023.

It's possible that he may secure a minor league deal to continue his career and provide organizational depth for a team willing to give him a chance. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports