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Shane Peterson | Outfielder | #2

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Rays sent OF Shane Peterson outright to Triple-A Durham.
Peterson cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last Thursday. He's no longer on the Rays' 40-man roster but will stick around as minor league depth. Aug 1 - 5:34 PM

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Rays designated OF Shane Peterson for assignment.

The Rays needed to clear a spot for Dan Jennings, who was acquired from the White Sox on Thursday. Tampa Bay will have to make another roster move Friday to accommodate new DH Lucas Duda. Peterson has hit .253 with two homers over 79 at-bats for the Rays this year. There's a good chance he'll remain in the organization as minor league depth if he clears waivers.
Jul 27 - 6:36 PM

Shane Peterson finished 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's road win against the Angels.

Peterson, who played his college ball at nearby Long Beach State, had his first multi-hit game since June 29. He has made starts in back-to-back games and might have bought himself after assignment for Sunday's series finale.
Jul 16 - 3:21 AM

Shane Peterson homered and collected a career-high four RBI as the Rays crushed the Orioles on Friday.

Peterson plated a run with an RBI ground out during a four-run uprising in the first inning. He then tagged Ubaldo Jimenez for a two-run homer in the third and chipped in a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .268/.326/.463 with two homers and 10 RBI in his limited action this season.
Jun 23 - 10:44 PM

Rays purchased the contract of 1B/OF Shane Peterson from Triple-A Durham.

Peterson decided to remain in the organization after being outrighted off the 40-man roster last month, and now he's glad he did. He'll provide depth in the outfield and at first base.
Jun 23 - 3:28 PM

Shane Peterson has cleared waivers after being designated for assignment.

He'll now have a couple days to decide whether to accept an assignment to Triple-A Durham or declare free agency. Pederson hit .263 with one homer and six RBI across 14 games for the Rays.
May 5 - 3:56 PM

Rays designated 1B/OF Shane Peterson for assignment.

The Rays needed to clear a spot for Colby Rasmus, who was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Peterson hit .263 with one homer and six RBI across 14 games for the Rays. The 29-year-old will likely head to Triple-A Durham if he clears waivers.
May 2 - 2:38 PM

Rays purchased the contract of 1B/OF Shane Peterson from Triple-A Durham.

Colby Rasmus (hip) isn't quite ready to return from the DL yet, so Peterson will take Mallex Smith's (hamstring) roster spot. His stay figures to be a short one.
Apr 14 - 11:04 AM

Rays signed 1B/OF Shane Peterson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Peterson was limited to just 15 games at Triple-A in the Brewers organization last season, but he did bat .347/.429/.694 with three homers. Slated to turn 29 in February, Peterson will compete for a bench job.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Brewers sent OF/1B Shane Peterson outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The 27-year-old was designated for assignment by the Brewers last week to open up a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Rymer Liriano. Peterson passed through waivers unclaimed and will get an invitation to major league camp for returning to the Brewers organization. He hit .259/.324/.353 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 93 games last summer for Milwaukee.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 01:14:00 PM

Brewers designated OF Shane Peterson for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Rymer Liriano on the 40-man roster. Peterson, who turns 28 in February, batted .259/.324/.353 with two homers and 16 RBI over 93 games with the Brewers last season while playing all three outfield spots. He could draw interest on waivers as a possible bench player.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Shane Robinson went 1-for-3 with an RBI double on Sunday, plating the Brewers lone run as they dropped their season finale to the Cubs.

His run-scoring double off Dan Haren plated Jean Segura, pulling the Brewers to within 3-1. That would be the extent of the scoring in the ballgame however. Peterson did a respectable job in a reserve role for the Brewers, slashing .259/.324/.353 with a pair of homers and 16 RBI in 226 plate appearances.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Shane Peterson (knee) served as a defensive sub in the Brewers' win over the Reds on Sunday.

Peterson entered the game in left field after Khris Davis pinch-hit for starting pitcher Ariel Pena in the bottom of the fifth inning. Peterson suffered a bruised right knee Saturday in a collision with teammate Elian Herrera, but it clearly wasn't too serious.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Shane Peterson left Saturday's game with a bruised right knee after colliding with teammate Elian Herrera in left field.

Peterson entered the game in place of Khris Davis, who rolled his ankle running the bases in the seventh inning. Herrera left the field on a stretcher while Peterson was able to walk off on his own power. Peterson's knee appeared to collide with Herrera's right leg. Jason Rogers replaced Peterson in left field.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 10:44:00 PM

Shane Peterson went 3-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Peterson's three hits represented half of the Brewer total. Over 112 at-bats, he's slashing .321/.387/.411 with no homers and eight RBI. The average is almost certainly an aberration, but owners in deep NL-only formats who are desperate for hits might at least consider giving him a look.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 12:10:00 AM

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