Reporter Yoonjun Ko = DJ Peters, who played for the Lotte Giants in the KBO League last year, is aiming to re-enter the major leagues.
On the 9th (Korean time), the official website of the Minor League announced through the transaction log details that “Peters signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers and headed to the Toledo Mud Hens under the club.” 메이저사이트
Peters made his first appearance in the big leagues in the 2021 season, but struggled with a batting average of 0.197, 13 home runs, and an OPS of 0.664. After that, he turned his eyes to Korea and joined Lotte.
Contrary to expectations that he would become a big shot center fielder, he also struggled with a batting average of 0.228 and 13 home run OPS of 0.701, and was eventually released. Lotte later recruited Jack Rex as a substitute, and he succeeded in renewing the contract this season and remained in Korea.
Peters is still young at 27, so his potential for development is high. Also, Detroit is in an uncertain situation in the outfield. There’s Akil Badu and Eric Haas and Riley Green, but other than that there’s no certainty. Accordingly, opinions are emerging that if Peters plays an active role, he may be able to secure a spot in the outfield.
He was not invited to Detroit’s spring camp, which starts at the end of this month. He’s looking for a call-up after starting the season at Triple-A Toledo.