The Red Sox have outrighted outfielder Carlos Peguero to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to the MLB.com transactions page. However, he has yet to report and Chris Cotillo of SB Nation (on Twitter) hears rumblings that there may be a Japanese team interested in acquiring his rights.
Peguero, 28, was designated for assignment on June 4th in order to make room for the newly-added Alejandro De Aza. Peguero himself was a new addition for the Red Sox as Boston acquired him in late May from the Rangers. The Red Sox likely brought in Peguero to give them an additional left-handed bat in the outfield, but De Aza filled that need when he came aboard.
In total, Peguero saw only six big league plate appearances with Boston. He’s always had plenty of pop — as his 30 Triple-A home runs last year attest — but Peguero strikes out quite a bit while walking only at the league average. Now it remains to be seen whether Peguero will bring his big bat to the minors or to NPB.