Milwaukee Brewers Promote Shane Peterson


The Milwaukee Brewers needed an outfielder. With the loss of Khris Davis and the designation of Elian Herrera, a move will needed to be made to add a backup to the roster. Generally, this has been a situation where Logan Schafer has heard his name called, but after being outplayed all year at the plate, Shane Peterson has gotten the call to take the spot on the roster. Peterson has become the 10th Skysox to earn a promotion this season. Here is a look at what he brings to Milwaukee.

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After losing out on the final roster spot, Peterson has gone down to Colorado Springs and continued to hit. This season in 47 games, the 27-year-old outfielder has mashed seven home runs while batting .320. While he does play in Colorado Springs where numbers are often inflated, hitting .320 at any level should open eyes.

Defensively, he has the ability to play all three outfield positions. With a history of also playing first base, Peterson has the opportunity to also see at-bats if and when Adam Lind is dealt later in the season.

His debut with the Brewers will not be his first major league action. He also saw two games with the Oakland A’s back in 2013.

At 27-years-old, Peterson will not have a big future in the rebuild, but this call-up will give him an opportunity to finally get some chances at the major league level. As a .286 career minor league hitter who has shown power, this is his chance to make earn time as a fourth outfielder in the future. I expected Peterson to make the roster out of spring and look forward to seeing what he can bring to the roster now.

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