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Peguero likely to be placed on disabled list

Peguero likely to be placed on disabled list

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles outfielder Francisco Peguero is expected to open the season on the disabled list. Peguero has been dealing with a right wrist injury that hasn't gotten better, and he will be fitted for a brace for the next two weeks.

"Just want to let it completely heal," manager Buck Showalter said. "He's got acute tendinitis; [that's] how they put it. I think we're going to try to get that managed. I think that kind of takes him out of the picture for Opening Day."

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The 25-year-old hit .267 (4-for-15) with a triple and three RBIs in six spring games.

Peguero will likely join pitcher Edgmer Escalona, who was shut down earlier this month with right shoulder inflammation.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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