Shane Peterson, Outfield, Tampa Bay Rays
Date of Birth: 2/11/1988
Birthplace: Temecula, California
College: California State University, Long Beach
Shane Peterson, outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays, was drafted in June, 2008 by the St. Louis Cardinals. After a year and a half in the Cardinals' minor league system, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics. He then continued in the minor leagues through 2014, joining the Athletics for just two games in 2013.
Peterson was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs on December 19, 2014. Four days later, the Milwaukee Brewers claimed him off waivers. He finished the 2015 season with 52 hits and a .259 batting average in 93 games with the Brewers. Defensively, he played 2 games at first base, 33 games in left field, 20 games in center field, and 9 games in right field.
Peterson spent the 2016 season on the DL and in the minors. He became a free agent on November 7, 2016. He signed a minor league contract with the Rays on December 22, 2016.
The Rays designated Peterson for assignment on May 2, 2017.