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Carlos Peguero's wife Maria Jacqueline Peguero is making a name for her husband, though not in the typical way.
A classic AAAA guy, Peguero has been on the rail between AAA Tacoma and the big club in Seattle. Not many have heard about the outfielder who owns 219 career AB spread over three seasons, but the world is quickly finding out. While in Seattle, Maria Jacqueline Peguero (who has been reported as Maria Jacqueline Peguero, Maria Peguero and Jacqueline Peguero) became friends with Felix Hernandez's wife Sandra Hernandez. During their blossoming friendship, Jacqueline Peguero learned more and more about Sandra, including how often she checked her credit and debit card statements.
According to the Seattle Times:
Maria Jacqueline Peguero is charged in U.S. District Court in Tacoma with three counts of wire fraud, which carries a possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
Maria Peguero has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is free on bond and under the supervision of federal community Pre-Trial Services, according to the court docket.
The charges were filed by the U.S. Secret Service on Oct. 1 and allege that Maria Peguero used a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez to have nearly $180,000 in merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue delivered to her Fife apartment between June 26, 2012 and Oct. 9, 2012.
The reports continue that the alleged orders took place across more than separate different transactions. Various reports have since confirmed that the Hernandez's have been reimbursed for all of the changes that were allegedly placed by Peguero.
Carlos and Maria Peguero were married on February 10th, 2012. Apropos of nothing, Jacqueline Peguero is the daughter of a former MLB pitcher, Pedro Borbon, who passed away in 2012.
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Biogenesis has made it tough for MLB to squeak out positive headlines. Despite exciting playoff battles, and incredible individual performances, the world is (rightly) focused on the Biogenesis PED scandal. Fortunately Kyle Seager's wife Julie Seager has helped provide at least one story to make baseball fans smile this week.
Julie Seager took to Twitter to post a letter written to Kyle from a young Astros fan. During the Mariners recent road trip to Houston, Seager lost his bat which flew into the stands, landing on the lap of young fan Lyle Raymond. Unlike most fans in that position, Raymond gave the bat back to Seager as to not disturb his current 15 game hitting streak. The letter (which has been taken down from the Twitter account because people for some unknown and illogical reason began attacking Julie over this), reads:
My name is Lyle Raymond. Your bat landed on me. I am OK. Thanks for giving me the thumbs up when you were on first base. I like the Astros but will cheer you on too. I gave back your bat because you had a big hitting streak with that bat. I hope you have more hits with that bat. Your fan, Lyle.
Kyle and Julie Seager are both from North Carolina, but are obviously setting up shop in Washington with Kyle serving as one of the M's key cogs to their rebuilding process. Julie is a regular participant in Mariners wives charity events, and embraces her ties to Seattle, denouncing her Cowboys allegiance in favor of the Seahawks. Kyle and Julie are expecting their first child in November, and were married on December 10, 2011.
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To say the last week of Raul's life has been a little hectic might be a slight understatement. In the second to last game of the season Raul hit a pinch hit homerun against the Red Sox to help the Yankees stay on top of the division, which the Yankees would clinch the next night.
As Raul was celebrating he got a call from his very pregnant wife Tery (short for Teryvette). Despite her efforts to have the baby on an off day she was on her way to the hospital to deliver the couples 2nd boy and 5th child overall, Luca Gabriel. In game 3 of the 2012 ALDS, Raul stepped to the plate and hit another game tying home run. On this night however Raul wasn't done. Later in the game he would hit the game winning home run to give the Yankees a 2 games to 1 lead in the series.
Like we said,... busy week for Raul and Teryvette, huh?
The couple, who met in high school in Miami, have run the gauntlet of emotions when it comes to being a professional baseball family. It's fair to say that Raul has been a late bloomer. His career didn't take off until his late 20's. Due to that Raul and his family have had to switch teams consistently. His current team the Yankees are his 4th different team including two stops in Seattle. With the family never truly settled in one spot Tery, being a former school teacher, has home schooled the children. Even with Raul changing teams constantly one thing that has always stood out about Raul is how nice of a guy he is. In 2008 he was Seattle's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. In 2009 Raul was voted the second nicest player in all of baseball by players across the league. That coupled with the charity work that Raul and Tery have done in each city always has left a positive impression on the fans.