Outfielder Francisco Peguero, who has been on the major league disabled list with right wrist tendinitis since the season began, will remain on the DL because he is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Peguero's minor league rehab assignment expires Thursday. However, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Peguero will be recalled from the assignment but remain on the DL with a hamstring injury.
Peguero is scheduled to have the hamstring examined by team doctors Thursday in Baltimore, Duquette said. He was held out of Triple-A Norfolk’s doubleheader Tuesday with hamstring tightness.
Peguero, 25, was hitting .338 with a .387 on-base percentage in 16 games for the Tides and was named the International League’s Player of the Week for last week.
There was a question as to what the Orioles would do with Peguero, a right-handed hitting outfielder, because the club already has right-handed reserves in Delmon Young and Steve Pearce, and Peguero does not have minor league options remaining.
The Orioles signed Peguero in December and added him to the 40-man roster.
He played 35 games with the San Francisco Giants the past two seasons, hitting .200 in 45 at-bats. But he is a career .307 minor league hitter and is also considered a strong defensive outfielder.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun