The Orioles prepared for the winter meetings by officially signing outfielder Francisco Peguero to a one-year contract on Saturday morning.
Peguero played in 25 games with the San Francisco Giants over the past two seasons and batted .200 with a home run.
“He’s an interesting kid,” Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said.
“There are not too many lifetime .300 hitters. He just needs an opportunity to play.”
The 25-year-old Peguero batted .306 in his eight seasons in the Giants organization, and can play all three outfield positions.
“He’s a good runner, he’s a good hitter and he’s a good fielder,” Duquette said. “He’s young, has good tools and just hasn’t had an extended opportunity.”
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