MLB Free Agent News: 11-Year Veteran Back on Free Agent Market After DFA

He's tried his hand with seven teams over the course of an 11-year MLB career, and now, veteran infielder/outfielder Jace Peterson will be looking for his eighth club.

It's a costly dump for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are on the hook for 60% of Peterson's $5 million contract for the season, which adds up to $3 mill (the Oakland A's, from whom he was acquired, will eat the other $2 million).

The 34-year-old came to the desert before the 2023 trade deadline from the A's, and in a combined 55 games with the Snakes, he mustered only a .157 average and a .469 OPS. This year, it got even worse in 26 played appearances as he posted a .045 batting mark and an embarrassing OPS+ of minus-40.

Peterson was a first-round pick back in the 2011 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres. He has a career .226 average with a .650 OPS and an OPS+ of 80, across 887 major league games. He's played mostly second base, third base and outfield.

With his recent struggles, Peterson will not be getting any more $5 million deals, and it's likely that he will have to accept a minor league deal in order to get another shot.

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