LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Brandon Beachy cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced on Wednesday. The move creates space on the 40-man roster, which now has 39 players.
The team also extended a non-roster invitation to spring training, meaning Beachy will still be in big league camp at Camelback Ranch.
Beachy signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Dodgers on Jan. 6, a contract that is not guaranteed, meaning should he get released during spring training the club would owe him termination pay of 30 or 45 days, depending on the timing.
But effectively, Beachy's status is still the same. He heads into spring trying to win a spot in a starting rotation that has either five or six members already, depending on the health of Hyun-jin Ryu. The Dodgers can still keep Beachy as minor league depth if needed, only for now he will be off the 40-man roster.
Beachy makes 17 non-roster invitees to big league camp. Pitchers and catchers report to Dodgers camp at Camelback Ranch on Feb. 19, with the first workout one day later.