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Milwaukee Brewers call up Jace Peterson to replace Keston Hiura on active roster

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He’s been productive between the big leagues and Triple-A this year.

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Keston Hiura was demoted back to the minor leagues yesterday during the off-day, and this afternoon it was announced that utilityman Jace Peterson would be coming up from Triple-A Nashville to take the open spot on the roster before the start of tonight’s series opener in Cincinnati. Peterson had previously been outrighted to Triple-A last month, so his contract was re-added to the 40-man roster.

Signed to a minors deal before the start of the regular season, Peterson is so far having one of the best offensive performances of his career split between the Triple-A and MLB levels. With the Brewers, he’s posted a .208/.321/.458 slash line with two homers in 28 plate appearances for a 114 OPS+, and with the Sounds he’s batted .236/.344/.582 with five long balls in 64 plate appearances. This is some newfound power for Peterson, who has only once hit as many as 10 home runs in any season across all levels. He’s made appearances at first, second, third, and in left field during his time with the Sounds and Brewers this year.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference