Infielder Jace Peterson cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent after the Yankees designated him for assignment on Tuesday, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo.
Peterson, whom the Yankees signed to a minor league deal in January, went 3-for-9 in two MLB games this season and 1-for-4 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
New York designated him for assignment on Tuesday when they made room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Shane Robinson.
The 27-year-old Peterson has a lifetime .234/.320/.331 batting line with 15 home runs and 98 RBIs in 385 games since making his MLB debut in 2014. He has spent time with the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres.