Peterson cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. For the second time this season, Peterson has passed through waivers untouched and reported back to Durham. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth with the Bulls.
Peterson was designated for assignment Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Peterson's playing time had been dwindling with the increased usage of Corey Dickerson in the outfield, and with Lucas Duda entering the fray, Dickerson will likely spend the bulk of the remainder of 2017 in left field. This makes Peterson a redundant roster piece, so he'll head off the 40-man roster to make room for the new addition. Peterson has enough MLB experience under his belt that he could garner some interest on waivers, although he'll likely act as an organizational depth piece even if he changes organizations.
Peterson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Angels. Peterson has seen action in 12 games since his latest callup from Triple-A Durham and has been a solid contributor overall, with Saturday's production bringing his season line to .277/.342/.446. The veteran outfielder's three-hit night was his first of the season and fourth multi-hit effort of 2017 overall.
Peterson went 2-for-4 with a double in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Pirates. The 29-year-old snapped out of an 0-for-6 mini-slump that encompassed his previous three games and tallied his first two-bagger since April 24 in the process. Peterson has provided serviceable production at the plate during his major-league stints this season, and his current stay with the big-league club could potentially extend through Kevin Kiermaier's recovery from a fractured hip.
Peterson went 1-for-3 with four RBI from a two-run home run, a run-scoring groundout and a sacrifice fly in Friday's 15-5 win over the Orioles. He also walked once. Having just been called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Durham, Peterson started in left field and came through with a career-high RBI total. The 29-year-old has provided serviceable production at the major-league level this season, slashing .268/.326/.463 with two doubles, two homers and 10 RBI. Colby Rasmus' hip injury figures to afford Peterson a decent amount of playing time for at least the next week-plus.