Beasley Into MLB
Former Toombs County High School Bulldog Jeremy Beasley is heading to the Majors. On Monday of this week it was announced that the Arizona Diamondbacks have called up the contract on Beasley from the alternate training site and he will get his first opportunity to play for an MLB team. Beasley graduated from TCHS back in 2014 and then went to Darton State College. From there he moved on to Clemson before coming out in the draft in 2017. He has worked his way through the Minor Leagues, playing for multiple teams each year before finding his way to the Diamondbacks organization at the start of 2020.
Arizona traded Matt Andriese to the Los Angelas Angels for Beasley on January 14. Beasley was then invited to spring training as a non-roster player. Then of course…COVID. But with the MLB starting back up, Beasley had been assigned to the Diamondbacks alternate training site as a backup player, and he just got his chance. The Diamondbacks placed Madison Bumgarner on the injured list on Sunday of last week and with that move, called up Beasley to their bullpen. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said of Beasley, “We’re super excited for Beasley. He gets brought over from a trade, he jumps into a new organization. We threw a bunch of new concepts on him for the original spring training, and it didn’t affect him. He’s been doing a great job at the alternate site. This is one of those great moments that as a manager we get to share with a player. “For right now, he’s going to be coming out of the bullpen for us and we’re super excited for him.” The Diamondbacks played the Colorado Rockies on Monday of this week to start a three game series, and Beasley was on the roster for the game. He did not get the chance to make his first appearance, but hopefully that will come soon for him. Arizona won the Monday game 12-8. They played Tuesday after presstime and will be back on the field against Colorado on Wednesday.