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.