After appearing in just two games with the Yankees this season, utility man Jace Peterson has elected free agency after clearing waivers according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Peterson was recently designated for assignment, and was expected to opt for free agency over playing for the Triple-A club.
Filling in for the then injured Aaron Hicks, Peterson saw limited action in his stint in New York, primarily suiting up in left field. The versatile 27-year-old totaled nine at bats with the team, collecting three hits and a walk .
The former Atlanta Brave farmhand holds a career .234/.320/.331 batting line, and was originally acquired by the Yankees via free agency this past offseason. He signed a Minor League pact hoping to settle in to a utility type role, but will now have to look for such an opportunity elsewhere.