Peguero went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and a pair of homers for High-A Greensboro on Sunday. He's hit five home runs in the last three games, giving him a slash line of .423/.464/1.038 in the last week and 11 homers in 269 plate appearances. Peguero, who has also swiped 17 bases in 20 tries, continues to play shortstop next to second baseman Nick Gonzales. The tandem could play in Pittsburgh by 2023.
Peguero is hitting .255/.326/.430 with six home runs, 11 steals, 19 RBI and 32 runs for High-A Greensboro. July has not been kind to the 20-year-old shortstop, who's gone just 5-for-34 with a single homer and 14 strikeouts in 40 plate appearances this month. Peguero has an intriguing combination of plus speed and roughly average pop, but his strikeout rate has spiked to 26.2 percent this season -- not ideal for a guy who's supposed to have a great feel for contact. Since he's a solid defender who should have a good chance to stick at shortstop, it's okay if Peguero's offensive game develops a little slower, but if his speed falls off as he ages, that'll limit his future fantasy value.
Peguero (knee) is in the lineup for High-A Greensboro on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Peguero has been dealing with a minor right knee contusion since May 9 that eventually forced him to spend time on the 7-day minor-league injured list. However, he had resumed baseball activities recently and should rejoin the starting nine for Greensboro going forward.
Peguero (knee) is close to returning from the 7-day minor-league injured list, 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh reports. General manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Peguero is progressing well in his recovery. "He's now fully into baseball activities," Cherington noted. "Not exactly sure when the date will be when he's back, but we're getting closer to it." Peguero is 8-for-22 with two homers and four steals in six games for High-A Greensboro.
Peguero (knee) was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Peguero had been dealing with a minor right knee contusion that kept him sidelined since May 9, but Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk reiterated Wednesday that he doesn't think Peguero will miss extended time. Peguero had hit .364 with two home runs, four RBI and four stolen bases in six games with High-A Greensboro to begin the year.
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