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  • Rangers' DJ Peters: Lands minor-league deal with Texas

    Peters agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The 28-year-old was a well-regarded outfield prospect while he made his ascent through the Dodgers organization after entering the professional ranks in 2016, but he managed a lowly .197/.242/.422 slash line over 240 plate appearances during his lone season in the majors in 2021, which he split between the Dodgers and Rangers. He eventually moved on to the Korea Baseball Organization in 2022, only to return to affiliated ball in 2023 while making the conversion to pitching. He had a rough go in rookie ball last season with the Tigers' Florida Complex League affiliate, turning in a 6.23 ERA and 24:27 K:BB over 21.2 innings. Though Peters' initial results as a pitcher at the lowest rung of the minors weren't encouraging, the Rangers will bring him back for a second stint in the organization and see if they can unlock some of his potential on the mound.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Glendora, CA
Age: 28
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R