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Orioles claim infielder Peterson off waivers from Yankees

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have claimed utility infielder Jace Peterson after he was placed on waivers by the New York Yankees.

Peterson, a left-handed hitter, is expected to report Wednesday.

He provides depth to an infield that is without injured second baseman Jonathan Schoop and could potentially lose Tim Beckham, who left Monday's game against Cleveland with a groin injury.

The 27-year-old Peterson played in three games with the Yankees this season, going 3 for 10 with a walk.

Selected by San Diego in the first round of the 2011 draft, Peterson broke into the big leagues with the Padres in 2014 before playing for Atlanta the past three years.

Peterson has 386 games of major league experience, primarily as a second baseman. He also plays third base, shortstop and all three outfield positions.

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Updated April 24, 2018

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