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Carlos Peguero
Carlos Peguero on May 10, 2011.jpg
Peguero with the Seattle Mariners
Kansas City Royals
Left fielder
Born: (1987-02-22) February 22, 1987 (age 27)
Hondo Valle, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 19, 2011 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .195
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 27

Carlos Angel Peguero (born February 22, 1987) is a professional baseball left fielder in the Kansas City Royals orgaanization. He signed as a non-drafted free agent on January 20, 2005 by Mariners scouts Patrick Guerrero and Bob Engle. He is married to Pedro Borbón's youngest daughter, Maria Jacqueline Borbón.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

He started his professional career in 2005 with the Dominican Summer League where he batted .251 in 59 games. In 2006 he finished tied for first in home runs with seven, tied for second in triples with seven, second in extra base hits with 24 and tied for ninth in average with .313 in the Arizona League. He hit safely in 23 of 34 games. He hit home runs in second at-bat of the season on June 23 against the Arizona League Angels. He went 3-for-4 with two runs, two home runs and two RBIs on June 30. He hit three home runs in a five game span from July 29 to August 2. He recorded 11 multi-hit games, including three three-hit games and a season-high four hits on August 1. He had four games with season-high three RBIs. On August 8 he was promoted to the Rookie-level Everett AquaSox. At the end of the season he participated in the Mariners Arizona Fall League.

In 2007 Peguero appeared in 79 games with the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He hit .407 during seven-game hitting streak from May 4 to the 9. He went 3-for-5 with four RBIs on May 12. He recorded season-high eight-game hit streak, hitting .364, from June 11 to the 21. He knocked in a career-high seven RBIs, going 3-for-5 with a two-run double, a three-run double and a three-run homer on June 15 against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He was on the disabled list with a left elbow strain from July 31 the end of the season. He was named Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player by the Seattle Mariners. He participated in the Mariners 2007 Arizona Fall League. He also played in the Dominican Winter League.

Peguero spent the 2008 season with High Desert. He had 17 multi-RBI games, including a season-high four RBIs on April 3. He recorded a season-high four hits on June 17. He was placed on the disabled list on July 17 for the remainder of the season, with a sprained left wrist. He participated in the Mariners Advance Development League in Peoria, Arizona.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

The Kansas City Royals acquired Peguero from the Seattle Mariners on January 29, 2014 for cash considerations.[1][2] The Royals designated him for assignment on March 25, 2014, after they acquired Patrick Schuster off of waivers,[3] in the hopes that Peguero would clear waivers so they could assign him to the Omaha Storm Chasers.[4]


On October 19, 2013, Peguero's wife Maria was charged with three counts of wire fraud after allegedly making $180,000 in online purchases with the debit card belonging to teammate Félix Hernández's wife.[5] Carlos Peguero told investigators he was unaware of any fraudulent purchases, believing his wife's brother worked for Saks Fifth Avenue, with whom the fraudulent purchases were made.[6] On February 7, 2014, Maria Peguero pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud.[7] On June 24, Maria Peguero was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.[8]


  1. ^ "Mariners trade Peguero, add Baker". Associated Press. ESPN.com. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Adams, Steve (January 29, 2014). "Royals Acquire Carlos Peguero, Designate Everett Teaford". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ McCullough, Andy (March 25, 2014). "New Royal lefty Patrick Schuster will challenge for the No. 7 reliever spot". KansasCity.com. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/2014/03/25/4915135/new-royal-lefty-patrick-schuster.html
  5. ^ Carter, Mike (October 18, 2013). "Wife of Felix Hernandez a victim of big theft by another M’s wife?". Seattle Times. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Felix Hernandez's wife victim of fraud". ESPN.com. Associated Press. October 19, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ex-Mariner’s wife gets prison for stealing from Felix Hernandez’s wife". Seattle Times. June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Wife of former Mariners player sentenced for fraud". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 

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48 news items

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:45:00 -0700

While the Redbirds could only muster one baserunner over the final seven innings, on an error in the eighth, Johnny Giavotella and Carlos Peguero both collected multi-RBI games for the Omaha offense. Whit Merrifield notched his 20th multi-hit game in ...
Omaha World-Herald
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:04:57 -0700

Carlos Peguero continued the comeback attempt, hitting a double against left-hander Andrew Heaney to drive in Johnny Giavotella. In 59 at-bats against lefties this season, Peguero has two RBIs and one extra-base hit. But the sixth-inning rally stopped ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:56:15 -0700

Johnny Giavotella followed with a walk and scored on a double by Carlos Peguero, his first extra-base hit and second RBI in 59 at-bats against a lefty pitcher this year. Peguero moved up on a wild pitch but did not score after Heaney fanned the next ...
Kings of Kauffm
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:37:47 -0700

Casey Coleman allowed the final Zephyrs run in the eighth. The Storm Chasers hit three home runs, but they were all solo shots. Francisco Pena hit his 22nd of the year. Christian Colon and Carlos Peguero each had two hits, including homers. Whit ...
The New Orleans Advocate
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:41:15 -0700

Omaha's Carlos Peguero had a rare platinum sombrero, striking out in all five of his at-bats. Additionally, teammate Justin Maxwell struck out four times, a golden sombrero. … Former Jesuit High School and University of New Orleans standout Johnny ...
Nebraska Radio Network
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:30:00 -0700

In the seventh, Omaha closed the game to 7-4 and then in the eighth, Carlos Peguero homered to cut it to 7-5. The Zephyrs added an insurance run in their half of the eighth inning for their 11th win in 15 games against Omaha this season. The series and ...
The Times-Picayune
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:52:30 -0700

Carlos Peguero roped a double to the center field gap, scoring former Jesuit High School standout Johnny Giavotella, who had reached base on a walk to bring the Storm Chasers within 7-3. Heaney responded by striking out the next three batters to quell ...
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

The left-hander intentionally walked Johnny Giavotella with two outs to face Carlos Peguero, who then struck out for the third time in as many at-bats to give Omaha seven runners left on base through four innings. Kyle Jensen got the Zephyrs on the ...

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