It appears the Jace Peterson experiment is over for now. According to CBSSports.com, the San Diego Padres sent Peterson back down to Triple-A El Paso this afternoon to open up a space for newly acquired utility man Irving Falu.
Peterson was called up when second baseman Jedd Gyorko was put on the 15-day DL rectroactive June 4 with Plantar Fascitis to his left foot back. In that time, Peterson was batting dismal .100 in 23 games with two stolen bases.
The Padres claimed Falu off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers two days ago when he demoted to Triple-A Nashville. In 144 at-bats, he was batting .306 with five doubles and 16 RBI.
With Peterson’s demotion, Falu will share time at second with utility man Alexi Amarista, but he could definitely win more playing time if he is producing and Gyorko continues to be sidelined with his foot injury. The Padres’ offense is in desperate need of any production from its lineup. Falu is definitley not the spark the Padres’ need but his presence could lead to consistent playing if he is able to perform on the field.