Hector Noesi is headed to the Tacoma Rainiers. And replacing him is outfielder Carlos Peguero, who has been one of the PCL’s hottest hitters.
The Mariners announced the move today, one day after Noesi lost his MLB-worst 11th game of the season. Noesi, with Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, has a 2-11 record with a 5.77 ERA in 17 starts covering 96.2 innings. He has not won since May 12, a span of 11 starts.
Peguero will join the Mariners on Friday and be available for this weekend’s three-game series at Oakland.
In his last 10 games, Peguero is 13-for-38 (.342 average) with six home runs and 12 RBI. The hot streak has pushed his season average with the Rainiers to .293 with 18 homers and 41 RBI in 49 games.
Peguero ranks third in the PCL in homers and has cleared the fences in each of his last five games, including a grand slam Wednesday at Salt Lake. Peguero missed a month of the season (April 8-May 9) after having surgery to repair a torn media meniscus in his right knee.