Western Nevada College graduate DJ Peters is attempting a major-league comeback two years after going overseas to play in Korea as an outfielder.
Sunday, the Dallas Morning News reported that Peters had signed a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers, where he played 52 games in 2021.
One twist — Peters won’t be returning to the outfield in Texas. Instead, he has signed as a pitcher.
His only professional experience as a pitcher came at the end of the 2023 season, where he made 17 appearances as a reliever in the Florida Complex League with the Detroit Tigers.
In 2022 with the KBO’s Lotte Giants, Peters hit for a .228 average with a .299 on-base percentage and a .701 OPS. He spent the final month of the season in the Washington Nationals’ organization at the AAA level.
The Dodgers originally drafted Peters as an outfielder in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, before trading the future 2017 California League MVP to the Rangers in 2021.