Kansas City Royals Sign 5-Year Veteran Utilityman

The Kansas City Royals have recently signed versatile infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty to a minor league contract.

Beaty, who previously spent spring training with the Royals, returned to the organization after being designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants and declining an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento.

During his limited time with the Giants, Beaty had only five plate appearances, but he made a strong impact in Triple-A, showcasing a .272 batting average, a .406 on-base percentage, and a .447 slugging percentage, along with four home runs and 23 runs batted in.

With a career line of .286/.388/.415 in 137 Triple-A games, Beaty's left-handed hitting prowess makes him an intriguing option for teams in need of depth.

The 30-year-old had a notable 2021 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting a .270/.363/.402 slash line with seven home runs, 40 RBIs, and 35 runs scored in 120 games.

The specifics of Beaty's contract with the Royals have not been disclosed, but his signing provides the team with additional organizational depth.

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