Jailen Lorenzo Peguero (born January 4, 1981) is a Dominican professional baseball relief pitcher for the San Rafael Pacifics of the Pacific Association. He played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks. His uncle, Leo Peguero, was a minor league player in the Yankees organization. A song in honor of Leo was released in 1999 called Leo Peguero, You Are My Hero.
|San Rafael Pacifics – No. 23|
|Born: January 4, 1981|
Ázua Province, Dominican Republic
|June 8, 2007, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 2008, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Earned run average||7.50|
He was called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks from Tucson for the first time on June 8, 2007, when reliever Brandon Medders was optioned to Tucson. He made his major league debut that day in the ninth inning of a 10-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, retiring the only three batters he faced, Jason Varitek, Coco Crisp, and Doug Mirabelli, in order.
On March 19, 2009 Peguero was released by the Diamondbacks.
Peguero signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the beginning of the 2009 season. On May 19, 2009 Peguero was released by the Angels organization, as a member of the Salt Lake Bees. Peguero appeared in 16 games for the Bees in 2009, owning a 0-1 record with a 9.98 ERA with one save and 15 strikeouts.
On August 15, 2009 Peguero signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. He remained in the affiliated minor leagues until 2011, and then spent several seasons in the Mexican League and in independent baseball. As of July 2018, Peguero was pitching for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League. He became a free agent following the 2018 season. In 2019, he signed with the San Rafael Pacifics of the Pacific Association.
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