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Royals Acquire Outfielder Carlos Peguero from Seattle

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A new pawn in the Battle for Grass Creek?

Otto Greule Jr

The Royals have sent out a press release that they have acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations. The left-handed hitting outfielder hails from the Dominican Republic and will turn 27 in a few weeks. He appeared in just two MLB games last year, after hitting .260/.321/.460 in 118 games for AAA Tacoma. He has 219 career Major League plate appearances spread out over the last three years, hitting .195/.242/.380. He has some pop, once hitting 31 home runs in the thin air of High Desert in the California League, but also strikes out a ton. He will be part of an Omaha outfield that could possibly include Melky Mesa, Gorkys Hernandez, Paulo Orlando, Brett Eibner, Brian Fletcher, Whit Merrifield, and/or Lane Adams.

Peguero was designated for assignment by Seattle on January 16. To make room for Peguero on the 40-man roster, the Royals have designated for assignment LHP Everett Teaford.

Two other notes:

Right-handed pitcher Scott Baker has signed with Seattle, apparently rejecting an offer from the Royals, according to Darren Wolfson.

The Kansas City Star has announced Andy McCullough, who formerly covered the Yankees for the Newark Star-Ledger, is the new Royals beat writer. Let us all give him a Royals Review salute.