Utilityman Matt Beaty has elected free company after being outrighted by the Padres, the workforce introduced. As a participant with greater than three years of main league service time, he had the correct to refuse a minor league task.
Beaty, 29, heads out onto the open market in quest of a brand new alternative. His time in San Diego did not go nicely, as a left shoulder impingement price him roughly three months. He solely made 20 large league appearances as a Friar, tallying 47 plate appearances and hitting .093/.170/.163 with two extra-base hits. He spent extra time on non-compulsory task to Triple-A El Paso, the place he compiled a .270/.366/.349 line by 145 journeys to the plate. Beaty confirmed stable strike zone consciousness within the minors however solely related on two house runs within the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
Powerful 2022 season apart, the left-handed hitting Beaty ought to discover some curiosity on the open market. Earlier than his lone season in San Diego, he spent a few years as a productive utility bat for the division-rival Dodgers. Beaty posted an above-average .270/.363/.402 line in 234 MLB plate appearances final season, connecting on seven homers whereas putting out in simply 18.8% of his journeys to the plate. Along with his robust contact abilities, Beaty is able to taking part in all 4 nook positions and appears like a viable bat-first platoon possibility off the bench. For his profession, he carries a helpful .252/.324/.412 line towards right-handed pitching.
Beaty is free to discover alternatives with different golf equipment, nevertheless it’s potential he waits till the offseason at this level. There are solely three weeks remaining on the common season schedule, and he’s now ineligible for postseason play this 12 months. Solely gamers on a roster by August 31 can take part within the playoffs. Beaty can be arbitration-eligible for subsequent season (and two extra years) if one other workforce needed to dedicate him an offseason 40-man roster spot, however that he not too long ago cleared waivers suggests he could possibly be minor league presents with Spring Coaching invites.