Peterson was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. This explains why Peterson was scratched from Sunday's spring game against the Pirates. The infielder hit .297/.435/.378 with a homer and a pair of stolen bases in 20 spring appearances. He'll operate as infield depth for the Orioles.
Peterson was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Pirates, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The reason for Peterson's removal from the lineup remains unclear at the moment. Zach Vincej will replace him at the keystone, hitting eighth.
Peterson went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Thursday against the Twins. Peterson drove in a run during the fourth inning on a groundout and clubbed a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Orioles up by one. He's gone 8-for-25 in spring games to this point and will continue to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster, although he'll likely serve as a utility man even if he does break camp with the big-league club.
Peterson signed a minor-league contract with Baltimore on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Peterson spent most of the 2018 campaign within the Orioles' system after being designated for assignment by the Yankees in late April. He wound up playing in 96 big-league games, but the 28-year-old was only able to manage a slash line of .200/.310/.324 with three home runs and 28 RBI in 246 plate appearances. Peterson's ceiling is as a utility man off the bench while his floor is spending most of the 2019 season in Triple-A.
Peterson will be placed on outright waivers by the Orioles on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The veteran struggled at the plate for Baltimore this season, slashing just .195/.308/.325 with three home runs and 28 RBI across 93 games. However, he provided the team with ample positional versatility, which is intriguing the team enough to want to re-sign him after the non-tender deadline. Peterson was eligible for arbitration, but his path to a major-league roster will likely come via a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.