San Francisco Giants Place Versatile Player On Waivers

The San Francisco Giants have announced their decision to designate versatile infielder/outfielder Matt Beaty for assignment, creating a roster spot for the return of reliever Luke Jackson from the 60-day injured list.

Beaty, who joined the Giants earlier this season after being acquired from the Royals, has seen limited playing time with the team, appearing in just four games. Despite showing offensive potential, inconsistent defensive contributions and a lack of opportunities led to this decision.

During his time at Triple-A Sacramento, the 30-year-old Beaty has been putting up impressive numbers, boasting a solid slash line of .272/.406/.447.

In 103 at-bats, he has recorded four home runs and driven in 23 runs, displaying a noteworthy .853 OPS. His performance in the minors suggests he could be a valuable bench bat with the potential to contribute to a major league team.

Now that Beaty has been designated for assignment, the Giants have a week to explore potential trades or waivers for him. Given his service time and option status, Beaty could draw interest from other clubs. However, if he goes unclaimed, he would have the opportunity to test minor league free agency.

Ultimately, Beaty's fate will depend on the decisions made by the Giants and other teams within the designated time frame. In the event that he clears waivers, he could provide valuable depth for the Giants' organization by remaining in Triple-A Sacramento. Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports