Matt Beaty, who won a World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is on the move again. He signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals.
The outfielder, who is 30, is going back to the team he was with during spring training. The news was made public through the Royals’ trade log.
Since his first season with the Dodgers in 2019, Beaty has played for several different teams.
Beaty was traded to the San Diego Padres ahead of the 2022 season. He stayed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for three years and helped them win the World Series in 2020.
In exchange, the Dodgers got River Ryan, a right-handed pitcher who has shown great potential in the minor leagues.
Beatty’s stay in San Diego was brief. In the 2022 season, he played in just 20 games and struggled at the plate, batting just .093 with a .333 OPS.
He was later waived by the Padres.
Beatty signed with the San Francisco Giants during spring training in 2023 and was named to the team’s Opening Day roster.
Sadly, he appeared in only four contests against his old team, the Dodgers’ main rival team, and had one hit and one RBI.
Beaty was sent outright to Triple-A after clearing waivers and being designated for assignment.
Beaty recently decided to renegotiate his minor league contract with the Giants, which allowed him to re-join the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals, one of baseball’s failing clubs, could offer Beatty a chance to revive his career and earn a spot on an MLB roster.
Beaty has experienced his fair share of ups and downs since leaving Los Angeles, but his most successful seasons with the Dodgers came in 2019 and 2021.
with nine home runs and 45 RBI. He continued to contribute in 2021, posting a slash line of .270/.363/.402 in 234 plate appearances, with seven home runs and 40 RBI.
Fans and observers will be keeping a close watch on BT to see if he can get back to form and help the Royals.