Dodgers sign Brandon Beachy

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UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal is worth $2.75 million guaranteed.

12:35 p.m. ET: According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers have signed right-hander Brandon Beachy to a one-year, major league contract with a club option for 2016. No word yet on the exact terms involved.

Beachy has made just five appearances at the major league level since June of 2012 and is currently working his way back from the second Tommy John surgery of his career. He’s likely to begin the season on the disabled list as he continues his rehab, but the Dodgers believe that he could be a factor at some point later this year and beyond. Rosenthal notes that one of the reasons Beachy was attracted to the Dodgers is because his surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache is based in Los Angeles.

Beachy won’t be 29 until September and owns a 3.23 ERA across 46 starts in the majors, so it’s easy to see why the Dodgers were willing to take a chance on him. They can afford to throw money at situations like this, like we saw earlier this winter with Brett Anderson.