Giants Acquire Former Dodger World Series Champ, Add to Opening Day Roster
The Giants continued adding to their collection of former Los Angeles Dodgers this morning with the addition of infielder/outfielder/pinch hitter Matt Beaty. He was acquired from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
MLB insider Bob Nightengale was among those to report the news.
Beaty signed a minor league deal with the Royals this past offseason but KC had no spot for him to play on the field. With the Giants, he may have a path to some playing time following the departure of long time first baseman Brandon Belt, who signed with the Blue Jays in the offseason.
Since being DFA’d and traded by the Dodgers last spring, it’s been a struggle for Beaty. He hit just .093 for the Padres in 20 games last season while battling through some injury issues. When healthy and given consistent playing time, we’ve seen Beaty excel at the plate as a big leaguer.
Over 240 games and 556 at-bats with the Dodgers, Matt posted a .262/.333/.425 triple slash line with 18 home runs and 92 runs batted in. He did that mostly as a pinch hitter for Dave Roberts
Beaty joins Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling, Scott Alexander and Alex Wood as former Dodgers currently on the Giants’ opening day roster.
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