Yankees sign INF/OF Jace Peterson to minor league deal

The Yankees agreed to sign former Braves INF/OF Jace Peterson to a minor league deal, which was first reported by SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. He will receive an invitation to spring training, and if he makes the club, will earn $900,000 in the majors.
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Peterson, who was non-tendered by the Braves, will compete for a job in the Yankee infield, which had two openings after the trades of Starlin Castro and Chase Headley. However, he is coming off a rough 2017, where he hit just .218/.318/.317, with two homers in 215 plate appearances. His career numbers of .234/.319/.331 aren’t too strong either, but at 27, he’s still young and has shown tools in the past that could help him become an useful player in the major leagues. 

Article by: Alex Weir

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