The Braves acquired Peterson from the Padres in December 2014 as part of the Justin Upton trade. He was among the Braves’ more productive hitters through the first three months of 2015 before a thumb injury contributed to his slide at the plate.
Peterson was batting .182 with a .260 OBP when the Braves sent him down.
“I’m going to go out there and play hard every day,” Peterson said. “I know what I’m capable of and what I’ve done my whole career.”