DJ Peters will don a Texas Rangers uniform as a pitcher instead of a hitter
DJ Peters, who played for Lotte in 2022, will don a Texas Rangers uniform as a pitcher instead of a hitter.
According to a report on Major League Trade Rumors, Texas signed Peters to a minor league contract as a pitcher on Friday (June 5).
Peters, who began his professional career as an outfielder, made the switch to pitching while playing in the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system last year. He pitched in 17 games (21⅔ innings) for the Rookie League, going 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA.
Peters made his first big league start in 2021. 안전놀이터 In 70 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers, he batted .223 (13-for-44) with 13 home runs, 38 RBI, 29 runs scored and two stolen bases.
In 2022, he played 85 games for Lotte,
Batting .228 (72-for-316) with 13 home runs, 48 RBIs, 32 runs scored and seven stolen bases before being released in July.
Upon returning to the United States, he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals and was given an opportunity to earn an extension with Detroit’s affiliate last year, but was unable to avoid release.
Peters had been training pitchers at a player tutoring business run by former big leaguer Dave Coggin, who also serves as a pitching consultant.
At the time, Coggin posted a video of Peters pitching on social media, saying, “He throws a mid-90s fastball and a nasty slider with a lot of up-and-down drop. 안전한 파워볼사이트 Only one batter succeeded in fouling it off, and all batters struck out.”
“Peters signed a minor league deal with Texas but did not receive a spring training invite,” according to Major League Trade Rumors. As Coggin noted, Peters’ fastball sits 95 mph and is dominated by a slider.”