Bryan Petersen

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Not to be confused with Brian Peterson (disambiguation).
Bryan Petersen
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Petersen with the Miami Marlins
Free agent
Born: (1986-04-09) April 9, 1986 (age 30)
Agoura, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 7, 2010, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .220
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 29

Bryan E. Petersen (born April 9, 1986) is a professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball for the Miami Marlins from 2010 to 2012.

Early life[edit]

Petersen was born in Agoura, California and graduated from Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California.[1] He played college baseball at the University of California, Irvine.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Florida/Miami Marlins[edit]

Petersen was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the seventh round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft out of the University of California, Irvine.[3]

Petersen was called up to the majors for the first time on May 6, 2010.[4] He hit a single in his first career at bat and eventually scored a run.[5]

On July 20, 2011, Peterson pitched a hitless inning of relief, walking one batter, in a game against the San Diego Padres. On September 27, when Javier Vázquez made what could be his last Major League start, Petersen gave him a win when he hit a ninth inning walk-off home run off Nationals reliever Doug Slaten off the Bud Light advertisement in right field.[6]

On April 29, 2012, Petersen was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to replace struggling outfielder Chris Coghlan, who was optioned to New Orleans. Petersen was hitting .320 with 8 RBI and 3 SB in 21 games at New Orleans. He finished the season batting .195 in 241 at-bats with no homers, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 17 RBIs, 25 walks, and 8 stolen bases.

After the signing of reliever Jon Rauch to a one-year deal, the Marlins designated Petersen for assignment. He was resigned afterwards and sent to New Orleans. In 2013, he hit .275, with 33 doubles, 5 triples, 8 home runs, and 49 RBIs while stealing 12 bases with the Zephyrs.[7]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Petersen signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers on December 5, 2013.He currently plays for the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. On 3 April 2014, he hit a grand slam in a 7-6 loss to the Oklahoma City RedHawks.So far, in the 2014 season, he has hit .254, with 12 homers, 57 RBIs, and 5 stolen bases to go with a .323 OBP(on base percentage).[8]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On December 16, 2014, he signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.


  1. ^ "Bryan Petersen Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bryan Petersen". The Official Site of the Miami Marlins. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Petersen". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (May 6, 2011). "Lamb designated; Petersen called up". Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Frisaro, Joe (May 7, 2010). "Petersen sparks rally in debut to help Volstad". Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ De Nicola, Christina (July 21, 2011). "Outfielder Petersen takes hill to save 'pen". Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ Frisaro, Joe (February 5, 2013). "Marlins sign reliever Rauch to one-year contract". Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
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