Matt Beatty, who wore a San Diego Padres uniform last year, but crashed, will wear a Kansas City Royals uniform.
‘MLB.com’ reporter Mark Finesand said on the 11th (Korean time), “Kansas City has agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman and outfielder Beatty. He also participates in spring camp.”
Beatty was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2015 draft. He later made his first big league debut in 2019. In his first year of debut, he posted a batting average of 0.265, 9 homers, 46 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.775, performing well as his backup member.
In the 2021 season, he continued to play an active role with a batting average of 0.270, 7 homers, 40 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.765. Then, last year, he moved to San Diego through a trade with River Ryan.
But it turned out to be a handshake. After joining San Diego, he fell sharply, and finished the season with a batting average of 0.093, 0 home runs, 1 RBI, and an OPS of 0.333. Adding to this was his shoulder injury, and he had his worst year yet. In the end, he was released after being dealt with in San Diego in September of last year, and became a free agent. 메이저사이트
Kansas City had their eyes on him, and eventually managed to sign him. Beatty will most likely head to the outfield. First base isn’t as easy to break through as Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Prato on a left-handed hitter.
But his outfield is different. Michael A. Taylor is listed for trade and lacks the right corner outfield resources. If he shows up well in spring training, he could fill a spot in the big leagues.