Kansas City Royals Place 5-Year Veteran Utility Player On Waivers

The Kansas City Royals recently made the decision to designate Matt Beaty for assignment, marking the second time this season that Beaty has faced this situation.

Earlier in the year, the San Francisco Giants designated him for assignment in May, and he opted for free agency rather than accepting a Triple-A assignment.

Since joining the Royals on a minor league deal in June, Beaty has played in 26 MLB games, posting a batting line of .232/.358/.304 over 67 plate appearances.

With this move, the Royals are creating roster space, potentially allowing Beaty to choose free agency and get a head start on the offseason rather than finishing the Triple-A season.

Throughout the current season, Matt Beaty has had a somewhat tumultuous journey, moving between different teams and dealing with designation for assignment scenarios.

His limited role in the big leagues this season, with just 30 games split between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, might have contributed to the decision to open up roster spots for younger pitching prospects.

Over his five-year career, the 30-year-old holds a .247/.323/.394 triple-slash line, with 18 home runs, 96 RBIs, seven stolen bases, and 93 runs scored across 290 games played. Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports