Outfielder Carlos Peguero, who was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers last week, has been traded by the Rangers to the Boston Red Sox for cash, according to the beat guys on Twitter.
Peguero, 28, had an impressive spring as a non-roster invitee, but lost out on a spot on the Opening Day roster with a late slump. He was called up when Ryan Rua went on the disabled list, however, and got off to a strong start while getting semi-regular playing time. His roster spot appeared in jeopardy, though, when the Rangers traded for Josh Hamilton, and after a two home run game, he went 3 for 28 with 16 Ks, which seemed to seal his fate.
Peguero hit .186/.310/.414 in 84 plate appearances for the Rangers. It will be interesting to see how long he sticks with Boston, given that the Red Sox have a lot of outfielders in the organization already. Allen Craig and Jackie Bradley, Jr., are both in the minors now, however, while Shane Victorino is on the d.l., and Rusney Castillo hurt his shoulder yesterday.