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With rehab time ending, Orioles' Francisco Peguero to remain on disabled list

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.

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