Two days into the new year, the Dodgers have already gone out and signed an outfielder. No, it’s not Bryce Harper, but nonetheless, it could wind up being a sneaky good under-the-radar addition like Chris Taylor and Max Muncy were.
The Dodgers signed Shane Peterson to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Though he likely isn’t going to find himself as an everyday member of the 25-man roster, he likely will see time in the majors during the upcoming season.
Peterson, 30, spent all of 2018 in triple-A with the Padres. While in El Paso, he hit .286 with 11 homers and 74 RBI. Over the course of his minor league career, Peterson has a .287 average with an OPS of .808.
He has 125 games of major league experience, with his most recent coming in 2017 with the Rays. Peterson plays all three outfield positions, along with experience at first base.