MLB roundup: Wife of Mariner Peguero accused of wire fraud

The SportsXchange

The wife of Seattle Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero was arrested and charged with three counts of wire fraud earlier this month, according to the Seattle Times.

Maria Peguero is accused of making $180,000 in unauthorized purchases with a debit card that belonged to the wife of Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.

A U.S Secret Service agent said Peguero made 60 unauthorized purchases in 2012 from upscale retailer Saks Fifth Avenue.

She was arrested but is free on bond.

The court complaint only lists one of the victims as a co-worker of Carlos Peguero, but a source identified Felix and Sandra Fernandez to the Seattle Times.

Peguero, 26, appeared in two games this season for Seattle and most of the season with Class AAA Tacoma.

Hernandez, the 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner, went 12-10 with a 3.04 ERA this season. He signed a seven-year, $175 million deal in February.

---Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez recently had arthroscopic surgery to remove "loose bodies" from his right elbow, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Assistant general manager Gord Ash said the surgery is not considered serious. Usually, the procedure includes removing bone chips.

Gomez, 27, had a hitting line of .284/.338/.506 with career highs in runs (80), hits (152), doubles (27), triples (10), home runs (24), RBIs (73), stolen bases (40) and walks (37) this season.

---Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is in the lineup batting sixth for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night despite having a knee injury.

Avila strained the patellar tendon in his left knee during Game 5 of the series. He was injured in the second inning Thursday in a home-plate collision with Boston's David Ross.

Avila left the game in the bottom of the fourth inning as he also took some hits from foul tips and bounced pitches.

The Tigers catcher is 5-for-11 with a home run and four RBIs against Boston starter Clay Buchholz.

The Red Sox lead the series 3-2.
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