“The Dodgers are reportedly interested in signing him,” Dodger Nation reported on Jan. 1 (KST). After helping the Dodgers win the World Series in 2020, it will be interesting to see if he returns to his hometown team.토토사이트
Peterson was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round, 352nd overall, in the 2010 draft. After some time in the minors, he made his big league debut in 2014. The following year, he began to break out with 26 home runs and stayed with the Dodgers until 2020. In 2019, he led the Dodger offense with 36 home runs, and in 2020, he hit seven home runs in a COVID-19-shortened season, helping the Dodgers win the World Series.
Upon reaching free agency, Pederson joined the Chicago Cubs, where he was guaranteed playing time. However, he was traded midseason to the Atlanta Braves, and then again to the San Francisco Giants ahead of the 2022 season. In San Francisco, Feathers hit 38 home runs in two years, showing off his offensive prowess.
And now he’s back in free agency. “According to AM570 LA sports radio, the Dodgers have held talks with Pederson to reunite,” Dodger Nation reported, suggesting that Pederson could return to the Dodgers.
Pederson was uniquely strong in the postseason. That was the case when the Dodgers won the World Series in 2020. In 16 games in the 2020 postseason, he batted .382 (13-for-34) with two home runs, nine RBIs, four runs scored, a .432 on-base percentage, a .559 slugging percentage, and a .991 OPS. In 2021, he batted just .205 (9-for-44), but he hit three home runs to help Atlanta win the World Series.
If he does rejoin the Dodgers, he’ll likely serve as a designated hitter. According to Dodger Nation, “He has the ability to come off the bench and play big defense or come up as a designated hitter in key moments. He could be a very valuable part of the Dodgers organization next season,” said Dodger Nation.
Peterson isn’t the only free agent signing the Dodgers are looking to make. After failing to land Aaron Nola, the top free agent pitching prospect, the Dodgers are courting Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, and Blake Snell. If they get their man, the Dodgers could make a run at a World Series title again.