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Jace Peterson agrees to minor league deal with Yankees, per report

Former Braves utility man reportedly has a new home

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jace Peterson has a new home. The former Braves utility man has agreed to a minor league deal with the New York Yankees according to a report by SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo.

Peterson split 2017 between Atlanta and Triple-A. He appeared in 89 games with the Braves and hit .215/.318/.317. Atlanta non-tendered Peterson ahead of the arbitration deadline last month.

The Braves acquired Peterson from the Padres in the 2014 trade that landed Justin Upton in San Diego. Atlanta also acquired Dustin Peterson, Mallex Smith and Max Fried in that deal.

Peterson appeared in 152 games in 2015 as the Braves everyday second baseman but didn’t hit enough to keep the job. He appeared in 356 games with the Braves hitting .240/.326/.342.

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