The royals have announced that they have opted for the user contract Beatty died from Triple-A, and finished second on base Michael Massey On the injured list for 10 days due to a laceration in the left hand. Ann Rogers from MLB.com I reported earlier today that Petty had a locker at the team’s clubhouse, and that Massey was likely headed to IL with “A deep wound on his knuckle, so he’s unable to move it much now.” Vinny Pasquantino (whose season ended with shoulder surgery) was transferred to the IL 60 to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Beaty.
After signing a minor league contract with Kansas City in January, Beatty was traded to the Giants on Opening Day, and ended up appearing in four games for San Francisco while being selected to the minors on multiple occasions and eventually named for assignment. Choosing to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate, Beatty returned to the Royals in a new minor league deal earlier this week.
Now, it looks like Betty is finally ready to officially debut her KC outfit. The 30-year-old made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 2019, hit .262/.333/.425 over 556 part-time games over the next three seasons, and earned a World Series ring in 2020. Los Angeles traded Beatty with the Padres in March 2022 But the SoCal move went poorly, as Beatty played in just 20 games with San Diego last season while missing the better part of the year with a shoulder injury.
Beatty is experienced at both the cornerback and outfield positions, with first base and left field being his primary positions. He can assist in all four spots as well as the DH role in Kansas City, although the first turn may be less frequent since Beaty and Nick Prato They are both left-handed batsmen. In what is already looking like a lost season for the Royals, the team will certainly prioritize giving Pratto every day at bat as a little silver lining for the hit that was Pascuantino’s shoulder injury.
Massey has seen the most playing time at second base this season, though Matt DuffyAnd Nikki LopezAnd Michael Garcia They also got some work in the skew position for platoon reasons and because Massey didn’t make much. The 25-year-old batted .217/.279/.315 on 204 PA, with four home runs. Beatty’s presence at third base could open the door for Garcia or Lopez to play second base in Massey’s absence.
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