On the surface it appears like a good move, but the 'if it ain't broke' line of thinking needs to be taken in account with moving Beason from MLB. At least it shows that the team are willing to try something new if true.
I asked Darin Gantt via Twitter about this prospect, and while he didn't ask me directly it does appear this rumor has some legs. Per Gantt:
The three starters should come from Beason-Anderson-Connor-Jamar Williams in some combination. All can play at least two spots.