Jace Perterson, Moss Bluff Native, Place On MLB Waiver Wire
Jace Peterson was a 3 sport athlete at Hamilton Christian Academy in Lake Charles, LA and signed with McNeese State University to play baseball and football after graduating high school.
During his 3 year baseball career for the Pokes, Peterson set the MSU school record for base steals with 78! In 2011 he was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the supplemental first round (58th pick overall).
Like most baseball players he was sent to a MLB Minor League club to hone his skills. Since then Peterson has played in the Majors for several teams, including:
- San Diego Padres
- Atlanta Braves
- New York Yankees
- Baltimore Orioles
This past season Peterson played for the Baltimore Orioles. He played 93 games, hitting .195 with 3 home runs and 28 RBI’s.
Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports that Peterson has been placed on waivers by Baltimore.
Jace has proven to be a needed player on the team's roster. He played third base, second base, shortstop, left field, right field and even pitched 1 inning in emergency relief this season.
The Orioles intend to resign him, but will wait until after the non-tender deadline.