The Dodgers re-signed pitcher Brandon Beachy to a one-year contract Wednesday.
The 29-year-old right-hander is 14-12 in 48 career starts for the Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. He’ll add depth to a rotation that currently projects to include only left-handed starters; Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda is expected to sign with the Dodgers in the coming days.
Beachy signed with the Dodgers in spring training of last year. He needed a few months to complete his rehab from 2014 Tommy John surgery, his second in as many years. After working his way up through the minor leagues, Beachy made a pair of spot starts for the Dodgers in July. The right-hander pitched four innings, allowed five hits and walked three batters in each game. He allowed a total of seven runs and the Dodgers lost twice.
The expectation at the time was that Beachy would return at some point — if not in September, then in 2016, when he had a $3 million team option in his contract. Those hopes were quickly dashed when the Dodgers designated him for assignment July 30.
According to multiple reports, Beachy will earn $1.5 million this year. His contract includes incentives up to $2.75 million, which he can earn in increments for starting up to 30 games. Beachy’s contract also includes various incentives for relief appearances, though his agent, Rob Martin, said that Beachy intends to start in 2016.