Dodgers Quick Hits: Yusei Kikuchi, Free Agents, Bryce Harper

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 16: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals rounds third after hitting a two run home run in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Kelly Kline/GettyImages)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 16: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals rounds third after hitting a two run home run in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Kelly Kline/GettyImages) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 23: Shane Peterson #2 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a two-run home run off of pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez of the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning of a game on June 23, 2017, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /

Multiple reports confirm that the Dodgers have signed minor league free agent, Shane Peterson to a minor league pact with an invite to big league spring training. The Dodgers have also added 26-year old shortstop, Daniel Castro to the Triple-A, Oklahoma City roster after recently signing him to a minor league deal.

Peterson is an interesting move. He will be 31-years old by the time the season starts and has not played a whole season on a major league roster in his entire career. Since starting his professional baseball journey in 2008, Peterson has appeared in the majors with the A’s, Brewers and Rays in 2013, ’15 and ’17 respectively. As a minor leaguer, he has hit a career .287 with 90 home runs and over 500 RBIs. He could be nice depth piece for the Dodgers should he continue that line.

In addition to Shane Peterson who will more than likely be assigned to Triple-A, recent signee, Daniel Castro has been assigned to Triple-A.

Castro, 26, was inked to a minor league pact and placed on the Triple-A roster. Last season, the shortstop made his major league debut with the Colorado Rockies where he only collected 46 at-bats and hit below .175. However, at just 26-years old, Castro is young and has proven in the minors that he has the potential to be a quality contact hitter.

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