Shane Peterson

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Shane Peterson
Shane Peterson in 2017 (cropped).jpg
Peterson with the Tampa Bay Rays
Free agent
Born: (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 32)
Fallbrook, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 16, 2013, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Batting average.254
Home runs4
Runs batted in28

Shane Aaron Peterson (born February 11, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and Tampa Bay Rays.[1]



Peterson attended California State University, Long Beach, and in 2007 he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[2] He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2008 MLB Draft.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Peterson was traded from the Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for Matt Holliday on July 24, 2009.[3]

He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.[4]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs on December 19, 2014.[5]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On December 23, 2014, Peterson was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.[6] The Brewers designated Peterson for assignment on January 29, 2016.[7] He was sent outright to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Brewers AAA affiliate, on February 4, 2016. He was invited to the Brewers' Spring Training camp in mid-February to compete for the lone outfield position still open, and was one of nine players competing to be the Brewers center fielder for the 2016 season.[8]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On December 19, 2016, Peterson signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[9] On April 14, 2017 he was called up to play an away game against the Boston Red Sox where he hit a 2-run home run in his first at-bat as a member of the Rays. On July 28, Peterson was designated for assignment by the Rays.[10]

San Diego Padres[edit]

Peterson signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres on December 21.[11] He elected free agency on November 2, 2018.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On December 30, 2018, Peterson signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[12]


  1. ^ Adams, Steve (December 22, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/22/17". Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Cardinals acquire help in Holliday". July 25, 2009. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "A's add four to 40-man roster". November 20, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Rogers, Jesse (December 19, 2014). "Cubs claim C Lavarnway, OF Peterson". Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  6. ^ "Cubs claim pitcher from Giants". Associated Press. December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rebuilding Brewers acquire Liriano, former Padres prospect". Associated Press. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
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  9. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 19, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/19/16". Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  10. ^ Feinsand, Mark (July 27, 2017). "Rays land Duda in deal with Mets". Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  11. ^ Adams, Steve (December 22, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/22/17". Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  12. ^ Polishuk, Mark (January 2, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 1/2/19". Retrieved January 2, 2018.

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