LOS ANGELES -- The Brandon Beachy era with the Dodgers isn't yet over. Beachy, who was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster on Thursday after the Dodgers' three-team, 13-player trade with the Braves and Marlins, has cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Beachy, as a player with at least three years of major league service time, had the right to decline the minor league assignment and become a free agent. But he accepted the assignment, and will start for Oklahoma City on Monday night against New Orleans.
The move was first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
This allows the Dodgers to keep Beachy as depth, and possibly for next year as well.
Beachy is making $2.75 million this season, with roughly $946,721 remaining in 2015, plus a club option for 2016 worth $3.5 million.
Beachy, 28, made it all the way back from Tommy John surgery to make two starts for the Dodgers in July, his first major league action since Aug. 20, 2013. Beachy lasted just four innings in both starts and was optioned to Triple-A.
"Brandon getting back to the big leagues, back to where he was before, is just a matter of time," manager Don Mattingly said on Friday.