It wasn’t a straight steal of home or anything, but props to the Orioles here for the execution …
Just call him Jimmy “The Jet” Paredes. That kicked of a four-run bottom of the fourth for the host O’s.
From the official Twitter account of the Boston Red Sox …
#RedSox acquire OF Carlos Peguero from TEX in exchange for cash. To make room on 40-man, RHP Anthony Varvaro transferred to 60-day DL.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 27, 2015
Peguero was designated for assignment by the Rangers on May 20 after batting .186/.310/.414 with four home runs and nine RBI in 84 plate appearances. The 28-year-old will join the Red Sox on Thursday for the start of a four-game series in Arlington, Texas. Maybe he can do some immediate damage against his former team.
Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander took what might be the final step before a rehab assignment Tuesday afternoon at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum, throwing four innings of simulated action without experiencing any discomfort in his right triceps.
According to beat writer Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the veteran allowed zero runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out eight, but it should be noted that Verlander was facing a group of teammates and it was a pretty loose environment. He even simulated the national anthem before he began pitching, holding his cap next to his heart in front of the mound for a minute.
Verlander has been out all season with a right triceps strain, but he’s now finally trending in the right direction. If he can avoid further setbacks, the 32-year-old should be ready to make his 2015 debut in mid-to-late June.
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura appeared to be in for an extended absence when he landed on the disabled list May 14 with a fracture in the pinkie on his throwing hand, but manager Craig Counsell shared some very good news on that front before Tuesday night’s game against the Giants …
Counsell said Jean Segura will be activated Friday without a rehab stint. Will return to starting shortstop role.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) May 26, 2015
21-year-old shortstop prospect Luis Sardinas will presumably be sent back to the Triple-A level.
Segura, 25, was hitting .262/.306/.373 with two homers and six steals in 33 games before the injury.
For a two-hour period this morning and afternoon there were rumors flying that Juan Uribe was about to be traded to the Braves. It eventually got nixed by Atlanta’s Alberto Callaspo, who had veto rights as an offseason free agent signing. But now FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports it’s happening …
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 27, 2015
Rosenthal says the trade is done and is only awaiting approval from the commissioner’s office.
Uribe is making $6.5 million this season in the final year of a two-year, $15 million deal. Getting him out of Los Angeles would allow the Dodgers to give more regular playing time to Cuban slugger Alex Guerrero.