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Former Dodgers Infielder Involved in Blockbuster Trade Signs in Mexican League

The former Dodger now heads out of MLB.

Former Dodgers infielder José Peraza has agreed to sign in the Mexican League. He will join Leones de Yucatán for next season, per ESPN's Kiley McDaniel.

He first came to the Dodgers in a three-team trade with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins during the 2015 season. Peraza was acquired alongside Mat Latos, Michael Morse, Bronson Arroyo, Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilán.

The veteran appeared in just seven games for Los Angeles, hitting .182 with zero home runs and one run batted in. He was then traded over the offseason to the Cincinnati Reds, where he would spend four seasons. 

Peraza bounced around the league for a few years, playing for the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox. He last played in a big league game in 2021 with the Mets, hitting .204 with six home runs and 20 runs batted in over 64 games.

His biggest issue was consistency over the last few seasons in MLB. He now heads to the Mexican League, where he will hopefully get his career back on track.

Peraza holds a career batting average of .266 with 35 home runs and 182 runs batted in. He's still just 29 years old, so he has plenty of time to make a return to MLB, if he's aiming for that.