‘Former Lotte’ DJ Peters, minor contract with Detroit… MLB re-challenge
Reporter Lee Sang-cheol = Outfielder DJ Peters (28), who was released from playing for the Lotte Giants in July last year, signs a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and aims to re-enter the Major League (MLB).
MLB Trade Rumors said on the 9th (Korean time), “Peters signed a minor league contract with Detroit. However, Peters will not join Detroit spring camp as an invited player. 카지노사이트
Peters, who was a promising prospect during his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, joined Lotte in an attempt to strengthen the batting line in the 2022 season.
However, Peters did not live up to expectations due to his inaccurate hitting compared to his slugging power, and in 85 KBO league games, he had a batting average of 0.228, 72 hits, 13 homers, 48 RBIs, 32 runs scored, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.701.
In the end, after finishing the first half in 6th place, Lotte raised the odds of replacing foreign batters to advance to the postseason, and released Peters. Jack Rex, who joined as a substitute player, had a batting average of 0.330, 72 hits, 8 homers, 34 RBIs, 32 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.905 in 56 games, and succeeded in renewing the contract under the condition of a total of $1.3 million.
Peters is aiming for a return to the major leagues after two years with a minor league team affiliated with Detroit. He played for the Dodgers and Texas Rangers in 2021, posting a batting average of 0.197, 44 hits, 13 home runs, 38 RBIs, 29 runs scored and an OPS of 0.663 in 70 games.