9 Former Dodgers Without Jobs as Spring Training Begins

Find out which former Dodgers players are still unemployed as Spring Training approaches. Who will sign them?

Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) hits a home run against the Arizona
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) hits a home run against the Arizona / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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5. David Peralta

David Peralta is going in the opposite direction. He'll be 36 years old this season, and his play for the Dodgers in 2023 is going to make teams think twice (or three times) about giving him a shot.

Peralta has generally been a negative defender throughout his career, relying on a strong bat to keep him in the lineup (especially playing mostly for National League sides with no DH).

That made his .259 average, .381 slugging percentage and 7 home runs across 133 games a near death-sentence for his career.

His 0.1 WAR (per FanGraphs) was also the lowest of his career by a big margin.

At his age there's a legitimate chance that Peralta just doesn't have it anymore, and that he doens't have a bounce-back left in him. And considering it's been a few years since he's been really good, the potential upside of a bounce-back isn't even all that high.

Peralta may get a shot with a minor league deal or a few at-bats to prove himself in the bigs again, but I'd be shocked if he made an impact for anyone in 2024.