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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Optioned to Indianapolis

    The Pirates optioned Peguero to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

    Peguero entered spring camp as the Pirates' likely Opening Day second baseman, but he will instead head to the minors after going 7-for-26 with three RBI. With the 23-year-old in Triple-A, Jared Triolo figures to take over at second base, but Peguero could reclaim his spot if he gets off to a fast start in Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Returns to lineup

    Peguero (illness) is starting at second base in Thursday's spring game against Toronto.

    Peguero has been out of action since March 13 due to a virus, but his illness appears to have subsided ahead of Thursday's contest. Peguero went 7-for-24 with a homer and three RBI during Grapefruit League play before getting sick, and he remains the favorite to start at second base on Opening Day.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Recovering from virus

    Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Monday that Peguero hasn't been featured in the Grapefruit League lineup since last Wednesday while he recovers from a virus, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    A bug seems to be making its way around the Pirates' spring facility in Bradenton, Fla., as Shelton also noted that reliever Colin Holderman hasn't been available since last Tuesday due to an illness. Peguero had already compiled 24 at-bats in Grapefruit League action before his recent absence, so assuming he's able to get back in action before the Pirates' spring schedule comes to a close March 25, his availability for Opening Day shouldn't be in question. The 23-year-old is likely to begin the season as the Pirates' everyday second baseman.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Favorite for second base job

    Peguero is the favorite to start at second base for the Pirates entering spring training, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Peguero was promoted to the majors in mid-July and stuck with the team through the close of the 2023 season. He made 33 starts at second base and 39 at shortstop, though Oneil Cruz will be back to handle the latter position in 2024. Peguero will still have to battle with Jared Triolo and Nick Gonzales for playing time at the keystone, but he arguably has the highest long-term upside of the group. That could be enough to convince the Pirates to give him a long look to begin the season, even after he struck out at a 28.1 percent clip with a 64 wRC+ in his first significant taste of the majors.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Steals sixth base

    Peguero went 2-for-4 with a steal in Friday's loss against the Marlins.

    Peguero secured his sixth stolen base of the season when he swiped second in the fourth inning. The rookie infielder has managed 27 steals in 2023, including 21 during two minor-leagues stops prior to his promotion. Peguero's performance this season has been mediocre outside of the speed as he is slashing .230/.271/.364 over his first 56 big-league games.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Sitting amid struggles

    Peguero is not in the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

    Nick Gonzales will start at shortstop and bat eighth versus the Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler. Peguero, 22, is slashing just .157/.181/.200 with two walks and 26 strikeouts over his last 72 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Absent from lineup

    Peguero isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Reds, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Peguero will catch a breather after starting nine straight games, during which he went 7-for-34 with four RBI and two runs scored. Alika Williams will fill in at shortstop and bat ninth while Peguero rests.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Sitting against righty

    Peguero is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Nationals.

    Ji Hwan Bae will play second base and bat leadoff against the Nats and right-hander Joan Adon. Jack Suwinski is in center field and hitting cleanup. Peguero has put up solid numbers versus lefties this season, but he is slashing just .198/.243/.396 in 105 plate appearances versus righties.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Homers in win

    Peguero went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 8-4 win over Atlanta.

    Peguero has gone 8-for-30 (.267) with two extra-base hits over eight games in September, though he is maintaining consistent playing time in the middle infield. The rookie is slashing .252/.301/.437 with seven homers, 22 RBI, 19 runs scored and four stolen bases over 42 contests this season. Peguero will likely continue to split time between second base and shortstop, with Alika Williams and Vinny Capra also mixing in on occasion.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Running hot at plate

    Peguero went 2-for-5 with a pair of base hits in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Cardinals.

    Peguero turned in his third multi-hit effort in four games and appears to have bounced back nicely from a recent three-game stretch in which he went 0-for-9 with a walk and six strikeouts. He'll stick in the starting nine for Sunday's series finale, manning shortstop and batting sixth.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Tallies three hits, homer

    Peguero went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over the Royals.

    Peguero swatted his sixth home run of 2023 on Tuesday, driving in Endy Rodriguez and Josh Palacios on a three-run shot off Steven Cruz in the ninth inning. In the three games prior to Tuesday's outburst, Peguero was 0-for-9 with six strikeouts, and the home run was his first since Aug. 15. On the season, Peguero is slashing .248/.300/.446 across 112 plate appearances, and he's stolen four bases.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Not in lineup Thursday

    Peguero is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs.

    Vinny Capra will start at second base and bat sixth. This is presumably just a routine breather for Peguero, who went 2-for-4 with two singles, a stolen base and a run scored in the Pirates' series finale versus the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Swipes fourth bag

    Peguero went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored Wednesday against the Cardinals.

    Peguero has experienced some of the ups and downs expected of rookies, as he entered Wednesday's game with only two hits across his prior 17 at-bats. He broke out of that slump with the seventh multi-hit performance in 28 big-league games so far this season. Peguero has seen the majority of his playing time at second base, and that role should be more secure moving forward with Oneil Cruz's (ankle) return in doubt.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: On bench Tuesday

    Peguero is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Peguero went 1-for-3 with two walks and two RBI in Monday's series-opening rout of St. Louis, but he'll grab some pine Tuesday as Alika Williams covers shortstop and Ji Hwan Bae handles second base.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Two hits, stolen base in win

    Peguero went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one steal in Thursday's victory over Atlanta.

    Peguero drove in the game-tying run in the bottom of the sixth with a single before stealing second base. The shortstop then tacked on an extra insurance run to put the Pirates up 7-4 in the seventh, giving him his second two-hit performance in his last three games. He's also hit safely in three straight, driving in three runs over that stretch.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Moves to bench Wednesday

    Peguero is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.

    Since being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis shortly after the All-Star break, Peguero has posted a respectable .749 OPS, but he hasn't completely broken free of a timeshare in the middle infield. He'll take a seat Wednesday for the second time in six games Wednesday while Jared Triolo replaces him at second base.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Posts first big-league steal

    Peguero went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base Saturday in an extra-inning loss to Milwaukee.

    Peguero was key in helping the Pirates take a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning, as he singled with two outs, stole second base and came around to score on a Jason Delay double. The theft was Peguero's first (and his first attempt) in 14 games as a major leaguer. There may be many more stolen bases to come, as Peguero ranks in the 97th percentile in sprint speed and swiped over 20 bags in each of his past three seasons in the minors.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Heads to bench Wednesday

    Peguero is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Though he appears to have ceded primary duties at shortstop to Alika Williams, Peguero has manned second base on both of the past two occasions the Pirates faced right-handed starting pitchers. Peguero may have the edge on playing time at the keystone over Nick Gonzales, though the former will give way to the latter in the series finale. Both Peguero and Gonzales could see their opportunities at second base take a hit in the near future with Ji Hwan Bae (ankle) closing in on a return from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Carving out consistent role

    Peguero went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Peguero has started seven of Pittsburgh's last nine games, five of which have come at shortstop. Of late, he's started primarily at second base, however, with Alika Williams getting a look at shortstop. Peguero had an inconsistent production profile while rising through the minors, but he's taken advantage of his opportunities in Pittsburgh to this point by slugging three homers, driving in eight and scoring four runs across 24 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Second career homer

    Peguero went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI on Saturday against the Phillies.

    Peguero has been pushed out of playing time in the middle infield in recent days with Nick Gonzales serving as the primary starter at second base and Alika Williams at shortstop. However, Peguero made the case for more playing time by hitting his second big-league homer and also rolling an RBI single through the right side of the infield. He has multiple hits in two of his last three starts.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Higuey, Dominican Republic
Age: 23
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R