Peterson went 0-for-1 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 7-6 extra-innings win over Atlanta. While he didn't get the start, Peterson still played a huge role in the Brewers' come-from-behind win. He pinch hit for Mike Brosseau in the ninth inning, drew a walk off Kenley Jansen and then scored the tying run, before crossing the plate with the game-winning run in the 11th on Keston Hiura's walkoff homer. Peterson should be able to keep a consistent role at third base while Luis Urias is covering shortstop for Willy Adames (ankle), and while the veteran utility player is only batting .224 through 87 plate appearances on the year, it comes with three homers, six steals, nine RBI and 16 runs.
Peterson is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Atlanta. Peterson will head to the bench after seven of the last eight games while seeing action at three different positions. Andrew McCutchen (illness) is expected to return from the COVID-19 injured list later this week and close off a potential avenue to playing time in the outfield or at designated hitter, but Peterson could continue to pick up starts in the infield if Willy Adames (ankle) is forced to the 10-day IL.
Peterson will start at third base and bat eighth in Monday's game against Atlanta, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Peterson's defensive versatility has allowed him to hold down a quasi-everyday role of late, as he'll stay in the lineup for the seventh time in eight games Monday while playing his third different position. He's helped his case for seeing steady at-bats by going 7-for-24 with two home runs and three walks over his last seven starts. The Brewers are without Willy Adames (ankle) due to an injury that could force him to the injured list, so Peterson looks like he may have a clear path to a regular role at third base if Luis Urias is forced to cover shortstop in Adames' stead.
Peterson will start at third base and bat seventh in Tuesday's game against the Reds. Peterson will stay in the lineup for the third game in a row, but his uptick in playing time has largely been a byproduct of how the Brewers have sequenced the off days for some of their everyday players. He'll benefit from Hunter Renfroe getting a day off Tuesday, as Willy Adames will serve as the Brewers' designated hitter while Luis Urias opens up third base for Peterson by shifting over to shortstop.
Peterson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates. The lefty-hitting Peterson will sit for the second straight day and the third time in four games with a southpaw (Jose Quintana) toeing the rubber for Pittsburgh. Platoon mate Mike Brosseau replaces Peterson at third base, though both players are expected to see their opportunities take a big hit in the near future with Luis Urias (quadriceps) potentially set to make his return from the injured list this weekend or early next week.
Peterson went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run and a stolen base in Thursday's victory over the Cardinals. Peterson had not picked up a hit prior to Thursday, but he finally got on the board with an infield single in the fourth inning. While Peterson has not made much contact, he has reached base four times via the walk and is one of just 13 players league-wide who has recorded more than one steal. He figures to remain on the favorable end of a third-base platoon with Mike Brosseau until Luis Urias (quad) is ready to play.
Peterson isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Orioles. Peterson has gone 0-for-9 with a walk, a steal and a strikeout to begin the season, and he'll take a seat for the second time in the last three games with lefty John Means on the mound for Baltimore. Mike Brosseau will start at third base and bat eighth.
Athletes of the Week (April 12, 2022) -- Josh Allison, Hillsboro track and field; Jace Peterson, Eureka track and field
The junior distance runner helped the Hawks capture first place with 161.5 points at the 74th annual Mineral Area Relays at Herculaneum on Saturday. Allison won the 800-meter run in 1:58.67 and the 1,600 in 4:25.01. Allison and his twin brother, Jonah, also ran legs on Hillsboro’s first-place 4x800 relay team that clocked 8:09.83, almost 13 seconds better than second place. Josh finished sixth in the Class 4 state cross country championships last year.
Peterson is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles. With southpaw Bruce Zimmermann on the bump for Baltimore, the lefty-hitting Peterson will head to the bench for the second time in the Brewers' first four games. Mike Brosseau will fill in for Peterson at third base, and the two will likely work in a platoon at the hot corner until Luis Urias (quadriceps) is ready to return from the injured list.
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Peterson went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's spring game versus Seattle. Peterson is hitting just .217 this spring, but his OBP is nearly 100 points higher, and he owns a respectable .743 OPS over 27 appearances. Peterson will fill a super-utility role when the Brewers are at full strength, but with Luis Urias (quad) set to miss the start of the season, Peterson is on track to open the season on the favorable side of a third-base platoon with Mike Brosseau.
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Milwaukee Brewers sign Jace Peterson to 1-year contract and LHP Rex Brothers to minor league contract
The non-tender deadline is at 7 pm CST tonight. The Brewers have several decisions to make before the end of the day today, but they have made one of those decisions already. They announced earlier today that they have signed infielder Jace Peterson to a 1-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The exact terms of the deal were not announced, but Jace Peterson was projected to make $1.3 million in arbitration this offseason.
Peterson signed a one-year deal with the Brewers on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Peterson proved to be a useful bench piece for Milwaukee last season, hitting .247/.348/.367 (good for a roughly average 97 wRC+) in 94 games while appearing everywhere except catcher and center field.
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