With pitchers and catchers set to report to Spring Training in just 41 days, the Los Angeles Dodgers, According to Ken Rosenthal, have signed free-agent outfielder Shane Peterson to a minor-league deal with an invitation to MLB Spring Training.
#Dodgers have signed free-agent outfielder Shane Peterson to a minor-league deal with an invitation to MLB spring training, according to a source. Peterson batted .286 with a .793 OPS for #Padres’ Triple A club last season. Plays all three OF positions. Also has experience at 1B.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 2, 2019
Peterson, 30, has spent time with the Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays organizations and in that duration he slashed .254/.319/.359 while hitting four homers and 28 RBI.
Although his big league career hasn’t turned into anything major, his minor league career has been filled with ups and downs dating back to 2008. Peterson has played for eight different teams and four different levels from Class-A Short season to Class-A Full season to Double-A and Triple-A.
During his eight team tenure, he’s slashed .287/.369/.439 with 90 homers and 583 RBI. He has collected a total of 1675 bases along with 1096 hits along with 589 runs as well.
Here is some of his graphs, provided by Minor League Graphs.
This is a low-risk signing from the Dodgers. No, it doesn’t mean that they will be eliminated from contention in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes.