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Orioles claim Jace Peterson to supplement injury-riddled infield

Orioles claim Jace Peterson to supplement injury-riddled infield

With second baseman Jonathan Schoop already on the disabled list and infielder Tim Beckham potentially joining him, the Orioles claimed left-handed-hitting utility man Jace Peterson off waivers from the New York Yankees on Tuesday to provide immediate infield help.

He is expected to report to the major league club Wednesday, the Orioles announced.

Beckham, who left Monday’s game after aggravating his groin running to first base following an eighth-inning single, could be placed on the DL as soon as Tuesday before the Orioles’ series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards.

Peterson, a former first-round draft pick of the San...

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