The Dodgers have come to terms on a one-year, major-league contract with right-hander Brandon Beachy, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. The deal, which will reportedly pay Beachy $2.75 million in guaranteed money for next season, includes a club option valued between $3 and $6 million for next season, depending on how much time Beachy sees on the mound in 2015.
Beachy, 28, was non-tendered by the Braves in December after missing the entirety of last season due to Tommy John surgery. He is likely to miss the beginning of this season as he continues his rehab process, but will provide rotation depth behind Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson for the Dodgers next season. Some in the industry believe that Los Angeles could be looking to move a starter at some point in the near future, with Ryu and Greinke seeming to be the most likely possibilities due to the contract statuses of Kershaw, McCarthy and Anderson.
In parts of four major-league seasons with the Braves, Beachy is the owner of a lifetime 14-11 record and 3.23 ERA in 46 starts. He has struggled to stay healthy, undergoing two Tommy John surgeries, but has been very effective when able to pitch and could emerge as one of the best steals of the offseason if he performs well for the Dodgers.