Saturday, May 04, 2013

Peguero back in the Orange and Black

Francisco Peguero has been hitting .415 in Fresno so the Giants front office decided to bring him back up .... mainly due to the ineffectiveness of Andres Torres and Hector Sanchez (who was the one sent down). I keep wondering if we will ever get to see the Torres of 2010 again. Here's part of Henry Schulman's post for the SF Chron --  

Sanchez was a mainstay as Buster Posey’s backup on the 2012 World Series championship team, but he struggled from the get-go in spring training because of a shoulder injury incurred in winter ball. He neither hit nor caught well during April. Sanchez’s struggles (conditioning included) prompted the Giants to take the unusual step of carrying three catchers.
Journeyman Guillermo Quiroz has shown he can catch the Giants’ staff, which makes it easier for the Giants to demote Sanchez and let him play every day, which he sorely needs.
Peguero helped force the Giants’ hand by hitting .415 for Fresno. He fills a lot of needs for the Giants, starting with a right-handed left fielder to platoon with Gregor Blanco. That was supposed to be Andres Torres’ job, but he has not played well at the plate or in the field.
Peguero also adds right-handed depth and speed to the bench.


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