Os close to adding Peguero
The Orioles are closing in on a deal with outfielder Francisco Peguero, who was non-tendered by the Giants on Monday night and would add depth to Baltimore’s roster.
“[We’re] working on it,” executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a text message regarding Peguero.
The 25-year-old Peguero was designated for assignment last Wednesday. Entering last season, MLB.com rated Peguero as the 98th-best prospect overall, while Baseball America tabbed him as the Giants’ fifth-best prospect. While performing for Triple-A Fresno, Peguero sustained a June concussion that forced him to miss 12 games. He divided his season between Fresno and San Francisco, batting .316 in 70 games at Triple-A and .207 (6-for-29) in 18 games with the Majors.
It wasn’t immediately known on Wednesday afternoon whether Peguero’s deal –first reported by MLB Daily Dish– would be a Minor League contract or if it would involve adding him to the club’s 40-man roster, which was at 37 entering the day.
The Orioles remain interested in bringing back outfielder Nate McLouth, provided the price is right.