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Sox add outfield depth by acquiring Peguero

The Red Sox acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.

Peguero is expected to join the Red Sox for their upcoming series, a four-game set against Peguero's former club in Arlington, beginning on Thursday. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Boston transferred right-hander Anthony Varvaro to the 60-day disabled list.

The trade comes exactly one week after the 28-year-old Peguero was designated for assignment by the Rangers. Over 30 games with Texas, he racked up a .186/.310/.414 batting line to go along with four home runs and four doubles.

Peguero spent most of last season with Triple-A Omaha in the Royals' organization, where he hit 30 home runs in 104 games. Peguero is a lifetime .194 hitter over parts of five big league seasons with the Mariners, Royals and Rangers.

Paul Casella is a reporter for
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