Dodgers sign injury-prone pitcher Brandon Beachy

January 6, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers, still searching for arms to fill out their starting rotation, announced the signing of free-agent right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy to a one-year contract.

Beachy, 29, is an oft-injured, but low-cost starter who could fill the team's need for a righty starter, provided he can stay healthy.  Currently, the Dodgers projected rotation is dominated by lefties.

Beachy has gone 14-12 with a 3.36 ERA in 48 Major League starts in five seasons with Atlanta (2010-13) and Los Angeles (2015), missing significant action due to Tommy John surgeries on June 21, 2012 and March 21, 2014.

In 275.2 innings in the big leagues, Beachy has limited opposing hitters to a .223 batting average with a 1.16 WHIP and posted a 3.04 strikeout-to-walk ratio, striking out 280 and walking only 92.

Beachy spent the 2015 season in the Los Angeles organization and made two starts with the Dodgers (0-1, 7.88 ERA) after being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on July 11 (recovery from Tommy John surgery). He finished the season in the minors, where, including his rehab assignment, he compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.51 ERA and limited opponents to a .229 batting average in 11 games (10 starts) with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City,

Under the regime of new GM Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' front office has acquired several players with significant injury histories.  As expected with such players, the results on the field have been mixed.

To create room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson for assignment.

By Staff of and news services

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