The Dodgers have several talented catchers in their minor league system but they’re spread out through the minor league system. Keibert Ruiz will start for the OKC Dodgers next season and Connor Wong will likely stay in Double-A so that he can continue to develop and start. With Austin Barnes out of options, the Dodgers will need another catcher in OKC. Lobaton is a veteran with big league experience who could help mentor Ruiz at the AAA level. He has even shown some pop in his bat as evidenced by his 14 home runs last season between the Dodgers’ and Mariners’ AAA affiliates.
Like Lobaton, Peterson could be a nice veteran to have off the bench in Oklahoma City. Peterson has shown the ability to hit left-handed pitching well in the past and he can play all three outfield positions. The OKC Dodgers currently have three outfielders on their depth chart so Peterson could be brought back as the fourth outfielder who is capable of playing any outfield spot. He could also start if DJ Peters gets called up to the big leagues.