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2015 Dodgers review: Brandon Beachy

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The Dodgers took a chance on a rehabbing Brandon Beachy in 2015, though he only made two starts for the big club, with any potential long-term gain of the second-year option wiped out with the pitcher choosing free agency at year's end.

What went right

Beachy made it all the way back from Tommy John surgery, pitching for the first time since Aug. 20, 2013. After putting up a 2.65 ERA in four rehab starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Beachy joined the Dodgers for a pair of starts in July.

After getting optioned back to Triple-A after his two major league starts, Beachy had a 23.1-percent strikeout rate in Triple-A.

What went wrong

Those two major league starts didn't go so well for Beachy or the Dodgers. He lasted four innings in each start, and allowed a total of seven runs on 10 hits.

Back down in Oklahoma City, Beachy missed two weeks near the end of the minor league season and headed to Arizona after feeling something in his elbow. Though it didn't turn out to be anything major, and Beachy was able to make one more appearance for OKC in September.

"He's proven that he can pitch and bounce back every five days," manager Don Mattingly said at the end of August.

2015 particulars

Age: 28

Stats: 0-1, 8 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 6 BB, 5 K, -0.3 rWAR, 0.0 fWAR

Salary: $3.25 million, including $2.75 million in base salary plus $500,000 of a possible $3 million in performance bonuses based on games started.

Game of the year

Beachy allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Aug. 8 against Colorado Springs, walking one and striking out seven.

Roster status

As someone who accepted an outright assignment to the minors during the season, Beachy had the option to become a free agent in October, even though the Dodgers held a club option for 2016 worth $3 million. Beachy exercised that right to hit the open market, and to date has not yet signed with another team.