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Monday, March 28, 2022

Padres trade for versatile Matt Beaty from Dodgers

The Padres and Dodgers swung a rare trade on Monday, with Matt Beaty headed to San Diego in exchange for Minor League infielder/pitcher River Ryan.

Beaty, who was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Wednesday, should fill a useful role in San Diego. The Padres are short on outfield options, particularly in left field, and their bench needed a boost, too. Beaty, a left-handed hitter with a knack for reaching base, posted a .270/.363/.402 slash line across 120 games last season.

“He’s a professional at-bat,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said of Beaty. “He’s got a high on-base percentage, the kind of guy that takes a lot of pitches. Could see him as a pinch-hitter potentially. He can play a little outfield, a little first base, so he’s got some versatility there.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 28, 2022 at 04:45 PM | 9 comment(s)
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