ARLINGTON, Texas – Former All-Star outfielder Dahl dahl was designated for assignment Monday, in a rebuild by the Texas Rangers, who added Dj peters to his roster after taking the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder off waivers.
Dahl hit .210 with four home runs and 18 RBIs in his 63 games with the Rangers, who signed the 2019 National League All-Star for $ 2.7 million last winter. Then he was coming off surgery on his right shoulder and the Colorado Rockies did not offer him a contract. Dahl, 27, missed all of June for Texas with rib cage and upper back problems.
“Over the past week, we’ve really defined where we are and where we are going, and the opportunity to give at-bats to some of our young players,” general manager Chris Young said. “I think we had determined that David was not going to go ahead and the decision was made to cut ties.”
Rangers third-year manager Chris Woodward said the trade with Dahl was based on performance, along with the opportunity to add Peters.
Woodward was the Dodgers’ third-base coach before accepting the job at Texas and is familiar with Peters, 25, who made his major league debut this season. He hit .192 with a home run in 18 games for the defending World Series champs.
“This kid is talented,” Woodward said. “I know the boy personally, so I know this boy is a hard worker. He plays tough, he plays with his hair on fire, he has a ton of talent. And I think it’s worth the risk.”
Peters should have a chance to play a more consistent playing time in Texas than with the title-contenders Dodgers. The Rangers expected him to be available for Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Looking for more pitching depth, Texas also selected the right-hander’s contract on Monday. Jimmy Herget from Round Rock, and sent to the right Demarcus Evans to that Triple-A team after he pitched in two of the previous three games for the Rangers.
“We need a pitcher. D-Train has been pretty good since he joined,” Woodward said. “We let him know everything he has done up to this point, he has been a true professional through everything, he worked hard. He has done everything we asked of him. And it was not based on performance. It was just a necessity right now.” .