September 14, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Michael Young (10) tags out Seattle Mariners right fielder Carlos Peguero (4) in the third inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners trade Carlos Peguero to Royals, add Scott Baker

The Seattle Mariners have traded right fielder Carlos Peguero to the Kansas City Royals, for a player to named later or cash considerations, according to the Associated Press.

The 26-year-old Peguero has spent parts of the last three seasons with Seattle. He is a career .195 hitter with nine home runs and 27 RBIs in 219 at-bats in the majors.

He ranked seventh in the Pacific Coast League with 19 homers in 2013, along with a .260 batting average, 28 doubles and 83 RBIs at Triple-A Tacoma. Peguero was designated for assignment on Jan. 16 when the Mariners signed free agent catcher John Buck.

Seattle also picked up Scott Baker, the 32-year-old right hander,to a minor league contract.

Baker had elbow ligament replacement surgery in April 2012. He made three starts for the Chicago Cubs last September, pitching 15 innings with a 3.60 ERA and no record. Baker has a 63-48 record with a 4.14 ERA in 162 starts and four relief appearances with Minnesota (2005-11) and the Cubs.

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