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“We were in pursuit of bat and really hoped it worked out. At one time he was a very productive player,” he added. “Do I think he can help a team? I think he can and hope he gets that opportunity.”

As for Langerhans, “we liked his defense and the fact he plays multiple positions,” Zduriencik said. “But at the end of the day we needed a little more production.”

Peguero and Wilson will join the Mariners on Tuesday in Baltimore.

The 24-year-old Peguero was recalled by Seattle on April 19 when Justin Smoak was put on the bereavement list. He made three starts in left field and hit .182. Peguero was hitting .282 with four home runs and 13 RBIs at Tacoma.

The 27-year-old Wilson was the Mariners‘ second-round pick in the June 2001 draft. He was hitting .381 with four homers and 14 RBIs at Tacoma.

Wilson has been here a long time. He has had the opportunity to leave because of different scenarios,” Zduriencik said. “But he likes this organization. He has terrific power. He’s had a nice start down there. He’s a hard worker, he’s paid his dues and he’s got power from the right side. It’s the right place at the right time for Michael.”