Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Former Dodgers Utility Player

The Arizona Diamondbacks have bolstered their roster by signing former Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Matt Beaty to a minor league deal, assigning him to their Double-A affiliate in Amarillo.

Beaty, 31, brings valuable versatility with his ability to play first base, third base, and the outfield.

A free agent since his release by the Kansas City Royals at the end of the 2023 season, Beaty has also had stints with the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres.

During his time with the Dodgers, Beaty made his MLB debut in 2019 and was part of their World Series-winning team in 2020, showcasing his clutch hitting and reliability off the bench.

Over his five-year career, Beaty 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.

The Diamondbacks, who have struggled against right-handers this season, hope Beaty's left-handed bat will provide a much-needed boost.

Initially starting in Double-A, Beaty could quickly move to Triple-A Reno if he performs well, with a potential call-up to the major league roster on the horizon.

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