One Step Closer

Matt Beaty (Photo by Tomo Sano)
Matt Beaty (Photo by Tomo Sano)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Former Belmont Baseball standout Matt Beaty has been added to the Los Angeles Dodgers' 40-man roster as announced by the club on Tuesday.

Beaty, who was drafted in the 12th round by the Dodgers in 2015, was hampered by injuries in 2018 and played in just 31 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City.  He batted .277 with 10 doubles, one homerun, and 12 RBIs and played mostly at first base.  In 2017, he was named the MVP of the Texas League while playing for the Tulsa Drillers.  In that season, he led the league in batting with a 326 average and added 15 homeruns and 69 RBIs. 

A 2015 graduate of Belmont, Matt played in 200 career games for the Bruins, starting 198 of them.  He earned All-American and All-OVC honors as a senior and currently ranks in the top-10 in Belmont baseball history in 11 different statistical categories. 

"We are so proud of and happy for Matt Beaty and his family," said head coach Dave Jarvis. "This is such a tremendous accomplishment! I have always said that there is nothing that he will accomplish in Baseball that will ever surprise me and this is just one example of that!"

Beaty was one of five players added to the Dodgers roster.  The other four players included Keibert Ruiz, Yadier Alvarez, Edwin Rios, and Josh Sborz.