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Former Dodgers Outfielder Opts Out of Deal With Cubs, Heads to Free Agency

A former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is back on the free agent market.

David Peralta, who signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs this offseason, has opted out of his contract and elected free agency, per the minor league transaction log.

Peralta, 36, was with the Dodgers in 2023 and appeared in 133 games. He slashed .259/.294/.381 with seven home runs and 55 runs batted in. However, after his one-year deal expired, the Dodgers elected not to bring him back.

Peralta had a relatively quiet free agent market, and was forced to take a minor league deal in Chicago. In Triple-A this year, Peralta appeared in 20 games and slashed .217/.341/.348 with two home runs and eight runs batted in.

Peralta elected to head back to free agency, where he’ll likely have to sign another minor league contract unless he heard otherwise from a team that they wanted to add him on the veteran’s minimum.

Peralta has spent 10 years in MLB, and has a career .283 average with 110 home runs and 468 RBIs.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


    1. Definitely on Taylor. Outman at his age is salvageable. Unfortunately for CT3, he’s just not a 250 hitter. Barnes can go too.

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