May 27, 2024

A former Dodgers infielder who was part of a significant trade is now making a move to the Mexican League. José Peraza, previously with the Dodgers, has agreed to join Leones de Yucatán for the upcoming season, according to ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel. Peraza originally joined the Dodgers in a complex three-team trade involving the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins back in 2015. Despite being part of that trade, he played only seven games for the Dodgers, registering a batting average of .182 with no home runs and one run batted in. He was subsequently traded to the Cincinnati Reds during the offseason and spent four seasons with them.

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After his tenure with the Reds, Peraza had stints with the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox. His most recent appearance in a Major League Baseball game was in 2021 with the Mets, where he posted a batting average of .204 with six home runs and 20 runs batted in across 64 games. Throughout his career, consistency has been a challenge for Peraza, leading him to explore opportunities outside MLB.

With a career batting average of .266, along with 35 home runs and 182 runs batted in, Peraza, at 29 years old, still has time to potentially return to MLB if he so desires. Moving to the Mexican League could offer him a fresh start and a chance to revive his career.

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