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Peter O'Brien | Outfielder | #7

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / NYY
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Dodgers sent OF Peter O'Brien outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
O'Brien cleared waivers this time after being designated for assignment for the fifth time since last December. He'll provide depth in the minors. Aug 4 - 8:35 AM

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Dodgers designated INF/OF Peter O'Brien for assignment.

It's the fifth time since last December that he's been designated for assignment. O'Brien is hitting only .192/.283/.373 in the minors this season.
Jul 31 - 5:28 PM

Dodgers claimed INF/OF Peter O'Brien off waivers from the Rangers; optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It's the fifth different organization that O'Brien has been in since January. He's batted just .167/.254/.301 in the minors this season, but teams remain intrigued by the 26-year-old's raw power.
Jun 18 - 3:58 PM

Rangers designated INF/OF Peter O'Brien for assignment.

The free-swinging slugger continues to bounce around from team to team in search of a permanent home. Unfortunately, the Rangers needed his roster spot on a pitcher after Andrew Cashner landed on the disabled list on Saturday. Look for O'Brien to land on his feet yet again in another new place.
Jun 17 - 2:53 PM

Rangers claimed INF/OF Peter O'Brien off waivers from the Reds.

O'Brien spent just nine days in the Reds' organization before he was designated for assignment. He has plenty of power in his bat, but no true position defensively and far too much swing and miss in his profile.
May 27 - 2:05 PM

Reds designated 1B/OF Peter O'Brien for assignment.

Cincinnati just claimed O'Brien off waivers nine days ago from the Royals. The 26-year-old has batted .168/.252/.304 with four home runs and 37 strikeouts in 32 games this season between Triple-A Omaha and Triple-A Louisville.
May 25 - 1:58 PM

Reds claimed 1B/OF Peter O'Brien off waivers from the Royals; optioned him to Triple-A Louisville.

O'Brien was recently designated for assignment by the Royals after beginning the year with an ugly .162/.235/.276 batting line through 115 plate appearances in Triple-A. The 26-year-old probably fits best in the American League, but the Reds will take a chance on his power.
May 16 - 2:27 PM

Royals designated OF/DH Peter O'Brien for assignment.

O'Brien was among the most productive hitters in this year's Cactus League, but the 26-year-old had registered a .162/.235/.276 batting line through 115 plate appearances this season at Triple-A Omaha. He could draw interest on waivers from another American League team.
May 10 - 3:33 PM

Royals optioned OF/DH Peter O'Brien to Triple-A Omaha.

O'Brien has been one of the best players in the Cactus League this spring, boasting a 1.127 OPS with seven home runs in 51 at-bats, but he was always a longshot to crack the Opening Day roster. If something goes wrong with Brandon Moss, or the veteran slugger isn't hitting left-handed pitching, look for O'Brien to get the call as DH help.
Mar 27 - 1:48 PM

Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star writes that Peter O'Brien "still faces long odds to make the roster, barring an injury."

O'Brien has slugged six home runs in 41 at-bats this spring, but he has two options left and the Royals are set to go into the season with Brandon Moss as their main designated hitter. The 26-year-old has big raw power and figures to get a shot with the big club at some point.
Mar 19 - 1:11 PM

Peter O'Brien cranked his fifth home run of the spring Tuesday in the Royals' 8-4 defeat of the Angels.

It was a two-run shot off Angels right-hander Daniel Wright in the bottom of the eighth inning. O'Brien is making a strong case for a spot on the Royals' bench this spring. He has a 1.192 OPS in 31 at-bats.
Mar 14 - 6:56 PM

Peter O'Brien crushed his fourth home run of the Cactus League season as the Royals fell to the Athletics on Friday.

O'Brien entered the game as a pinch-runner, then tagged Nick Blackburn for a solo homer during a three-run uprising in the eighth inning. He now has four long balls and seven RBI during the spring and has probably done enough to secure a bench role on the Opening Day roster in Kansas City.
Mar 10 - 11:44 PM

Peter O'Brien launched his third home run of the spring Tuesday in the Royals' 6-3 victory over the Brewers.

He entered the game late as a defensive sub at first base and took Hiram Burgos deep for a two-run shot in the top of the eighth inning. O'Brien now has three home runs and six RBI through eight Cactus League at-bats as he tries to slide his way into the DH mix in Kansas City. Brandon Moss will be the primary option there to open the season, but he struggles against left-handed pitching. O'Brien is a right-handed hitter. Make the connection.
Feb 28 - 7:16 PM

Royals acquired 1B/OF Peter O'Brien from the Diamondbacks for RHP Sam Lewis.

O'Brien has flashed huge power numbers in the minors, but plate discipline has always been an issue and he doesn't fit well at any defensive position on the diamond. This move to the American League, where he can DH, should prove beneficial to his career. Though it's not like O'Brien has hit well in the majors up to this point, and Kansas City can be a tough place on power bats. Arizona designated the 26-year-old slugger for assignment in late December.
Jan 3 - 5:58 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said that Peter O'Brien has drawn trade interest and is likely to be dealt.

O'Brien was designated for assignment a week ago, but it sounds like the D'Backs will be able to get something for him rather than lose him for nothing. Hazen said that both National League and American League clubs have inquired on O'Brien, who has great raw power but strikes out a ton and doesn't have a defensive home.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 08:42:00 AM

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SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
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3Alex Verdugo
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4Rich Hill
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4Brandon Morrow
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