The Brewers signed first baseman and outfielder Dustin Peterson to a minor league deal, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. So far, there is no word on the financial elements of the contract, nor word on a spring training invite just yet.
1B/OF Dustin Peterson, signed to a minor-league deal by #Brewers today, is leading the Mexican Pacific League with 11 HRs, .602 SLG and .975 OPS. Now 26, he was a second-round draft choice by San Diego in 2013. Seen a little MLB time with Braves and Tigers. Righty hitter.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 16, 2020
In his 19 game career with the Braves and the Tigers, Peterson has hit .217, recording only 10 hits. In the minors, he has never hit more than 12 home runs in a season; but, in the Mexican Pacific League this winter, Peterson has hit 11 home runs in just 37 games, making him one of the best hitters in that league.
Peterson’s contract is not a guaranteed major-league deal, but it is a low-risk, high-reward decision that the Brewers’ front office has made. If Peterson is given an invite to major league spring training, he has a chance to surprise many and make an impact on the roster. Currently, the Brewers are without a first baseman, and while Peterson is not the guy at the moment, he certainly provides depth at the position for 2021.
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