Coming into the season the Los Angeles Dodgers front office set out to improve the depth of the pitching staff. One of the signings included Brandon Beachy, who was recovering from a second Tommy John surgery.
It was deemed possible Beachy wouldn’t be ready to pitch until after the All-Star break, though he took the mound prior to that. However, subpar results led to him being optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and more recently designated for assignment. According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Beachy cleared waivers and accepted his Triple-A assignment:
Source: Beachy will accept outright assignment and stay in Dodgers' organization at AAA. Could have elected FA.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) August 3, 2015
Beachy is signed through the remainder of this with his contract including a option for 2016. He was one of four players designated for assignment upon the Dodgers completing a 13-player trade that involved the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.
The right-hander from Indiana started in two games this year for the Dodgers, going 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA. On July 11 he made his first Major League start in nearly two seasons and battled early nerves and rust that led to him managing to pitch just four innings.
Beachy’s best year in the majors came in 2011 with the Braves when he started 25 games, posting a 7-3 record and 3.68 ERA. He jumped back into the fire, taking the mound for the OKC Dodgers on Monday night. He’s thrown a combined 23 innings with a 3.52 ERA in his previous Triple-A starts this season.