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.