The Yankees have designated infielder/outfielder Jace Peterson for assignment and selected the contract of right-hander David Hale from Triple-A, per a team announcement.
This is the second time in a two-week span that the Yankees have designated the 27-year-old Peterson, who re-signed with the team on a major league contract after his previous DFA. Peterson reportedly drew interest from several other teams prior to rejoining the Yankees, though, so it’s possible he could exit their organization for another one if he clears waivers and revisits the open market. A former Padre and Brave, Peterson is a career .234/.319/.331 hitter across 1,289 big league plate appearances, including 11 this year with New York.
Hale, 30, inked a minor league accord with the Yankees over the winter and then opened the year at Triple-A with 14 2/3 innings of 5.52 ERA/3.67 FIP ball. He last pitched in the majors in 2016, when he threw just two innings with the Rockies, and has combined for a 4.48 ERA/4.37 FIP with 6.04 K/9, 3.12 BB/9 and a 52 percent groundball rate in 178 2/3 frames (66 appearances, 20 starts) between Colorado and Atlanta.
For however long Hale sticks with the Yankees, he’ll serve as bullpen depth for a club that has seen Adam Warren, Tommy Kahnle and Luis Cessa go to the disabled list in recent days.
Does the writer of this blog ever get tired about writing about this?
Another one of jace Peterson’s contracts has been DELETED. The man can’t get off the dfa train this year. Maybe jace will accept a job at triple a for the yanks or latches on with another team possibly the rays.
Definition of a AAAA player
Steve Selsky and Zach Walters you mean?
They should have called up Oliver Perez
Jace Peterson is getting the same treatment Chris Carter got last year from the Yankees. It can’t be fun to be DFA’d twice in such a short period of time.
Now he knows how Trayce Thompson feels.
I’d rather see him back with the braves than endure any more charlie culberson at-bats.
Braves should claim him and get rid of culberson.