Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today that outfielder Carlos Peguero has been recalled from AAA Tacoma. Peguero takes the roster spot of right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi, who was optioned to Tacoma after yesterday's game vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
Peguero, 25, will join the Mariners on Friday and be available for this weekend's three-game set at Oakland. (The Mariners have an off day today). He will wear jersey #4.
Peguero is 13-for-his-last-38 (.342) over his last 10 games, with 6 home runs and 12 RBI. The hot streak has pushed his season average to .293 (55x188) with 8 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs and 41 RBI in 49 games with the Rainiers. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound left-handed hitter is batting .344 (22x64) vs. left-handed pitching.
Peguero ranks 3rd in the Pacific Coast League in home runs. He has homered in each of his last five games, including a grand slam yesterday at Salt Lake. Peguero missed a month of the season (April 8-May 9) after having surgery to repair a torn media meniscus in his right knee.
Peguero was recalled from Tacoma on March 29 (while the team was in Tokyo) to replace the injured Mike Carp. He did not appear in a game in Japan, and was optioned back to Tacoma prior to the re-opening of the 2012 championship season.
In 2011, Peguero made his Major League debut with Seattle, playing in 46 games over two stints in the big leagues: April 19-25 and May 9-July 18. He hit 6 home runs and drove in 19 runs in 143 at-bats, while hitting .196 (28x143) overall.
Noesi, 25, was optioned to Tacoma following yesterday's (July 4) game vs. the Baltimore Orioles. He was the losing pitcher in the game, dropping his season mark to 2-11, 5.77 (62 ER in 96.2 IP) in 17 starts. He has lost his last 8 consecutive decisions since May 12, a span of 11 starts.
Infielder / Outfielder Mike Carp Begins Rehabilitation Assignment with Tacoma
-- Carp recovering from inflammation in his right shoulder --
Infielder/Outfielder Mike Carp, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 12 (retroactive to June 11) with inflammation in his right shoulder, began his rehabilitation assignment yesterday with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers.
Carp, 26, was 1-for-5 with an RBI at Salt Lake.
This is Carp's second stint on the disabled list this season due to his right shoulder. He originally injured it diving on the artificial turf in Seattle's season-opening game against the Oakland A's in Tokyo, Japan. He was on the disabled list from March 29-May 1 with a sprained right shoulder. After being activated from the DL, he hit .165 (13-for-79) with 3 doubles and 4 home runs in 31 games with the Mariners.