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Tigers' DJ Peters: Lands minors deal with Detroit
Peters agreed to a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Peters played 85 games with the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization in 2022, struggling to a .228/.299/.402 slash line before being released in July. He finished the season in the Nationals' system, posting a .455 OPS in 51 plate appearances over 13 games with Triple-A Rochester. Once an intriguing prospect, the 27-year-old will provide Detroit with some outfield depth in the minors and is likely to open 2023 with Triple-A Toledo.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' DJ Peters: Signs minors deal with Nationals
Peters signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday.
Peters signed with the Lotte Giants of the KBO in December but didn't have much success, getting released back in July. While he was able to trim his strikeout rate to a respectable 21.8 percent, well below the 34.2 percent he managed in his 70-game MLB debut last season, he hit an unremarkable .228/.299/.402 in 85 games. He'll report to Triple-A Rochester for now.... See More ... See Less
DJ Peters: To play in KBO
Peters is close to signing a contract with the Lotte Giants of the KBO, Daniel Kim of MBC Sports+ reports.
As Kim outlines, playing in the KBO is a good option for players like Peters who just lost their spot on 40-man rosters, given the uncertainty of what lies ahead in the coming months. Peters is one of the more talented hitters to head to the KBO in recent years, and his massive raw power should allow him to put up gaudy numbers overseas before potentially returning stateside.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Loses spot on 40-man roster
Peters cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
Peters showed some pop for Texas with 12 homers in 52 games, but it wasn't enough for him to maintain his spot on the 40-man roster through the offseason. Kole Calhoun inked a deal with the Rangers over the weekend, which figures to make it more difficult for Peters to have a chance of making the Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Riding pine Saturday
Peters isn't starting Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Peters went 2-for-8 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs across the last two games. Willie Calhoun will shift to left field while Yonny Hernandez enters the lineup at second base.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Homers, doubles
Peters went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and another run scored during Thursday's win against the Angels.
After going 0-8 over his last two games, Peters showed up in a major way Thursday, launching his first long ball in over a month with a 401-foot blast in the third inning. The 25-year-old now has 13 homers and nine doubles this year to go with 38 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Takes seat Wednesday
Peters isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Angels.
Peters will be on the bench for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-8 with three strikeouts across his last two appearances. Willie Calhoun will shift to left field while Brock Holt serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Not starting Sunday
Peters is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Orioles.
Peters sits after an 0-for-4, three-strikeout performance Saturday, which lowered his average to .200 with 13 strikeouts in his last 10 games. Willie Calhoun starts in left field and bats seventh.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Sitting Tuesday
Peters is not starting Tuesday against the Yankees.
He'll move back to the bench after going 1-for-8 with a run scored while starting the previous two games. Willie Calhoun will man left field and bat sixth Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Not starting Saturday
Peters will sit Saturday against the White Sox.
Peters sits after starting five straight games, a stretch in which he went 3-for-20 with a homer and nine strikeouts. Willie Calhoun gets the start in left field.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Cranks three-run homer
Peters went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Astros.
Peters' lone hit of the night was a big one, as he took Zack Greinke deep to center field for a three-run shot to extend the Rangers' lead to 8-0. The 25-year-old is hitting just .224/.224/.490 over 12 games in September but does have four home runs and 11 RBI over that span. Since being added to the big-league roster Aug. 2, Peters is slashing .204/.226/.456 with 11 homers, 29 RBI, 19 runs scored, a steal and 3:53 BB:K over 38 games. He's showcased some nice power at the plate, but strikeouts continue to remain a problem for the rookie outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: On bench Sunday
Peters is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.
He gets the afternoon off after going 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI on Saturday. Jason Martin starts in left field and bats seventh.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Homers in win
Peters went 2-for-5 with a homer, a single, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Athletics.
Peters kicked off the Rangers' furious comeback late against Oakland with a two-run homer that brought Texas to within two in the eighth inning. The swing-first, ask-questions-later outfielder has reined it in a little bit in September (hitting .250 in the month, .207 for the season), but there are still an awful lot of strikeouts in his game.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Blasts pair of homers Sunday
Peters went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double and four RBI in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Angels.
Peters had four hits for the first time in his career and he went deep off Janson Junk in the second and third innings. He's been a streaky hitter this season, but he's batting .300 over his last 10 games. The 25-year-old is slashing .207/.234/.474 with nine long balls, 22 RBI and 14 runs scored in 158 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Homers again in win
Peters went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.
Peters got the scoring started for the Rangers with a solo home run to left in the fourth inning and later came around to score in the sixth. The 25-year-old has homered in back-to-back games and in four of his last seven. Since being added to the big-league roster earlier this month, Peters is slashing .200/.225/.453 with seven homers, 18 RBI, 12 runs scored, a steal and 2:35 BB:K over 25 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Blasts sixth home run
Peters went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in Sunday's 13-2 win over the Astros.
Peters doubled in the first inning, driving in Adolis Garcia. In addition, he cranked a solo home run in the fifth off Zack Greinke. He totaled three hits in Sunday's game for the first time this season. His offense has lacked in August -- as evidenced by his .189 average during the month -- and Peters is slashing just .187/.214/.418 with six homers, seven RBI and 10 runs in 132 plate appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Batting cleanup Thursday
Peters is starting in left field and batting fourth Thursday against Cleveland.
Peters has been in the lineup for every game since Aug. 2, and he's hit .158 with four home runs, 13 RBI, seven runs, a stolen base and 29 strikeouts during that time. Jason Martin will get a day off Thursday, while Leody Taveras will start in center field.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Homers in loss
Peters went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another run scored during Thursday's loss to Cleveland.
Batting cleanup, Peters rattled off a 349-foot shot in the eighth off Nick Wittgren to tally his sixth long ball of the year. The 25-year-old has earned a consistent spot in the lineup since Aug. 2, collecting five homers and 14 RBI in that span.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Slots into cleanup spot
Peters will start in left field and bat cleanup Thursday against Cleveland.
Peters has typically seen most of his work in center field and right field since joining Texas earlier this month, but he'll shift over to left field for the series finale in Cleveland while Jason Martin gets a day off. While starting each of Texas' last 20 games, Peters has slashed .158/.185/.342 with a 35.8 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' DJ Peters: Goes yard in victory
Peters went 1-for-5 with a home run and four RBI on Tuesday against Cleveland.
Peters was hitless through four at-bats, though he did collect an RBI in the fifth inning. However, he made his final opportunity count, as he delivered a three-run home run in the ninth frame. It was his fifth long ball of the campaign, four of which have come in his last 10 starts. Since joining the Rangers on Aug. 3, Peters has hit just .166 with a 36.4 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: Glendora, CA|
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