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We are 58 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training to open the 2015 season, and if the Milwaukee Brewers get together for the holidays this week they’ll need to set one extra place at the table. On Tuesday they claimed outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Cubs, filling the final vacant spot on their 40-man roster. The Cubs had claimed Peterson from the Athletics just four days earlier.
Peterson will turn 27 in February and the Brewers are his fourth organization: The Cardinals drafted him in the second round in 2008 before sending him to Oakland in the Matt Holliday deal in 2009 and he made his MLB debut by playing two games with the A’s in 2013, but spent all of 2014 in the minors before being claimed by the Cubs last week. He played in 137 games for AAA Sacramento in 2014 and hit .308 with a .381 on-base percentage and .460 slugging while splitting time between all three outfield spots and first base.
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